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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
elastic (adjective)
1.
a) of a solid capable of recovering size and shape after deformation
b) relating to or being a collision between particles in which the total kinetic energy of the particles remains unchanged
2.
capable of recovering quickly especially from depression or disappointment - my elastic spirits revived Wilkie Collins
3.
capable of being easily stretched or expanded and resuming former shape - flexible an elastic bandage
4.
a) capable of ready change or easy expansion or contraction not rigid or constricted - an elastic concept
b) receptive to new ideas - adaptable an elastic mind
elastic (noun)
1.
a) easily stretched rubber usually prepared in cords, strings, or bands
b) - rubber band
2.
a) an elastic fabric usually made of yarns containing rubber
b) something made from this fabric
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
elastic (adjective)
1.
able to revert to original size and shape after being stretched, squeezed, or twisted
SYNONIMS:
bouncy, flexible, resilient, rubberlike, rubbery, springy, stretch, stretchable, stretchy, supple, whippy
RELATED WORDS:
adaptable, ductile, kneadable, malleable, moldable, plastic, pliable, pliant; limber, lissome ( lissom), lithe, lithesome, willowy
NEAR ANTONYMS:
compact, firm, hard, solid, unyielding; brittle, crisp, crumbly, flaky ( flakey), friable, short
inelastic, inflexible, nonelastic, rigid, stiff
elastic (adjective)
2.
capable of being readily changed
SYNONIMS:
adaptable, adjustable, alterable, changeable, elastic, fluid, malleable, modifiable, pliable, variable
RELATED WORDS:
changing, fluctuating, inconstant, labile, unstable, unsteady, varying, versatile
NEAR ANTONYMS:
constant, stable, steady, unchanging, uniform, unvarying
established, fixed, immutable, inelastic, inflexible, invariable, nonmalleable, ramrod, set, unadaptable, unalterable, unbudgeable, unchangeable
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