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Dictionary definition for: Elastic

1. (n) a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together

2. (a) capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band" "a youthful and elastic walk"

3. (n) an elastic fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material

4. (s) able to adjust readily to different conditions; "an adaptable person" "a flexible personality" "an elastic clause in a contract"

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