how to pronounce elastic

ɪlæstɪk

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“… for evidence of the elastic self and …”

meanings of elastic

adjective:

  1. Capable of stretching; particularly, capable of stretching so as to return to an original shape or size when force is released. The rope is somewhat elastic, so expect it to give when you pull on it.
  2. Made of elastic.
  3. Sensitive to changes in price.
  4. Of clothing, elasticated.
  5. Able to return quickly to a former state or condition, after being depressed or overtaxed; having power to recover easily from shocks and trials.
  6. Springy; bouncy; vivacious.

noun:

  1. An elastic material used in clothing, particularly in waistbands and cuffs.
  2. An elastic band.