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elastic

adjective uk   /ɪˈlæs.tɪk/ us  
An elastic material is able to stretch and be returned to its original shape or size: A lot of sportswear is made of very elastic material. able or likely to be changed: The project has only just started so any plans are still very elastic. In this country, time is an elastic concept.

elastic

noun [U] uk   /ɪˈlæs.tɪk/ us  
a type of rubber that is able to stretch and be returned to its original shape or size: His trousers were held up with a piece of elastic.
Translations of “elastic”
in Korean 탄력 있는…
in Arabic مَطّاطي, مَرِن…
in French élastique…
in Turkish esnek, elastik…
in Italian elastico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有彈性的, 靈活的, 易順應(變化)的…
in Russian эластичный…
in Polish elastyczny…
in Spanish elástico, flexible…
in Portuguese elástico…
in German elastisch, anpassungsfähig…
in Catalan elàstic…
in Japanese 弾力のある…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有弹性的, 灵活的, 易顺应(变化)的…
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