Meaning of ELASTIC in English

ELASTIC

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

elastic band

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The gloves have elastic at the wrist for a snug fit.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A conical party hat was now perched on top of the grey stubble, with the elastic stretched under my chin.

I mean, who in their right mind would want to jump from a great height with elastic tied round their ankles?

It is useful to use that very fine elastic on the zig-zag, the two circular rows and the following one.

The local magistrate might not believe in the frayed elastic , either, if the McReady family were pillars of the kirk.

The stretching of the elastic explains the elasticity of lung tissue and that energy is required to stretch the tissue.

There's no elastic been invented that doesn't go all slack the minute a camera comes out.

II. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

band

The Castaways Quality Circle, comprising, looked at the method of strapping moulds together with the use of elastic bands .

A leather ring fitted over each shoulder, with an elastic band stretched between them across my back.

The envelopes were packed together in bundles and secured with thick elastic bands .

Then flick the elastic band a couple of times.

Then he starts to loop his hair into an elastic band first thing every morning.

It is worth buying covered elastic bands or using a ribbon.

Anaesthetised mice were placed supine on cork boards and steadied by elastic bands around the four limbs.

She seemed harassed and shop-worn, her greying hair tied up in a bun with a twisted elastic band .

property

The density and elastic properties of rock are both important in affecting the passage of seismic waves.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an elastic waistband

Children's bones are far more elastic than adults'.

The demand for air travel is less elastic in the Caribbean.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Arteries become less elastic and harder.

He pulled it farther open and saw that a bunch of quill pens in an elastic band had been moved.

She got up reluctantly, stretching like a long thin cat, all naked, curvy, and elastic .

Supposing that that ball were perfectly elastic .

The steering wheel felt elastic and rubbery in his hands.

This formula differs somewhat from the classical Hertz expression for elastic deformation of a plane by a rigid sphere.

This will keep the muscle fibres mobile and elastic .

Turn out on well-floured board or canvas and knead until smooth and elastic , about 10 minutes.

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