Who cares if the poufy skirt I found had an elastic waistband and was decidedly not Balenciaga?
“Try to be elastic enough so you can help the people around you who are in crisis,” Miller says.
But I think powerful, long friendships often are elastic enough to incorporate envy into them, and not destroy the friendship.
Mix together then knead to make a soft, smooth, elastic dough.
elastic bracelets—with brads to place just so in an acupressure spot on the inner wrist purported to reduce nausea—are popular.
But as a matter of fact my imagination is not made of stuff so elastic as all that.
Marriage has always been an elastic and variable usage, as it now is.
One point of the compass is placed at the center of the protractor and an elastic band is looped between the points.
The egotism of the natural man is surrounded by an elastic medium.
Good flour, when made into dough, is elastic, and will retain its shape.
1650s, coined in French (1650s) as a scientific term to describe gases, from Modern Latin elasticus, from Greek elastos "ductile, flexible," related to elaunein "to strike, beat out," of uncertain origin. Applied to solids from 1670s. Figurative use by 1859. The noun, "cord or string woven with rubber," is 1847, American English.
elastic e·las·tic (ĭ-lās'tĭk)
Having the property of returning to the original shape after being distorted.