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(ĕ-las′tĭk )

[L. elasticus, expanding, fr. Gr. elastikos, driven on, set in motion]

1. Capable of being stretched and then returning to its original state.
2. An object, such as a rubber band, that is elastic.
elasticity (ĕ-las″tis′ĭt-ē ), n.

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