ETYM Formed from Greek elaunein to drive; prob. akin to Latin alacer lively, brisk, and Eng. alacrity: cf. French élastique.
1. Able to adjust readily to different conditions; SYN. flexible, pliable, pliant.
2. Capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy.
An elastic fabric made of yarns containing an elastic material.