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Elastic meaning

elastic - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Springing back; having a power or inherent property of returning to the form from which a substance is bent, drawn, pressed, or twisted; springy; having the power of rebounding; as, a bow is elastic; the air is elastic; India rubber is elastic.
  2. 2. Able to return quickly to a former state or condition, after being depressed or overtaxed; having power to recover easily from shocks and trials; as, elastic spirits; an elastic constitution.
  3. 3. An elastic woven fabric, as a belt, braces or suspenders, etc., made in part of India rubber.
  4. 4. Springy; having a tendency to return to the original form.

elastic - examples of usage

  1. In the more advanced stages of the affection the organ is felt as a great, tense, elastic bag, extending forward into the abdomen. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. His tread was elastic, his figure as upright as a boy's, and he swung a light cane in his hand as he walked. - "At Sunwich Port, Complete", W.W. Jacobs.
  3. But to do this, we must first have good, healthy, well- developed lungs and elastic chest walls, which can come only from plenty of vigorous exercise in the open air, combined with good food and well- ventilated rooms. - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
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