Elastic - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈlæstɪk|  American pronunciation of the word elastic
Brit.  |ɪˈlastɪk|  British pronunciation of the word elastic


- a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
- a fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material


- able to adjust readily to different conditions(syn: flexible, pliable, pliant)


...when vacationing, we generally have very elastic daily sightseeing plans...

She wrapped an elastic around the cards.

Demand for this type of holiday will probably be fairly elastic.

the horny elastic pad in a horse's hoof

children's pants with an elastic waist

an elastic clause in a contract

The elastic waistband of my pants won't stretch any more.

These pants have an elastic waist.

An elastic waist makes these jeans ideal for the larger woman.

the vagina is elastic enough to allow the passage of a fetus

Do you have any boxers with elastic waistbands?

Word forms

singular: elastic
plural: elastics
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