- elastic band,
- elastic bandage,
- elastic cartilage,
- elastic clause,
- elastic collision
Origin of elastic
Examples from the Web for elastically
The elastically talented Amy Poehler will likely surprise us one day by winning serious acclaim.
With all these movements is connected the power of elastically contracting and relaxing the muscles.How to Sing|Lilli Lehmann
It looks as if the whole face were elastically drawn toward its center.The Photoplay|Hugo Mnsterberg
Since brick does not elastically vibrate to such infinitesimal impulses as electric waves, ether must.Among the Forces|Henry White Warren
Word Origin for elastic
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.