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elastic limit

  

      n   the greatest stress that can be applied to a material without causing permanent deformation  
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elastic  
      adj  
1    (of a body or material) capable of returning to its original shape after compression, expansion, stretching, or other deformation  
2    capable of adapting to change  
an elastic schedule     
3    quick to recover from fatigue, dejection, etc.; buoyant  
4    springy or resilient  
an elastic walk     
5    (of gases) capable of expanding spontaneously  
6      (Physics)   (of collisions) involving no overall change in translational kinetic energy  
7    made of elastic  
      n  
8    tape, cord, or fabric containing interwoven strands of flexible rubber or similar substance allowing it to stretch and return to its original shape  
9      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   something made of elastic, such as a rubber band or a garter  
     (C17: from New Latin elasticus impulsive, from Greek elastikos, from elaunein to beat, drive)  
  elastically      adv  


elastic band  
      n      another name for       rubber band  
elastic limit  
      n   the greatest stress that can be applied to a material without causing permanent deformation  
elastic modulus  
      n      another name for       modulus of elasticity  
elastic rebound  
      n     (Geology)   a theory of earthquakes that envisages gradual deformation of the fault zone without fault slippage until friction is overcome, when the fault suddenly slips to produce the earthquake  
gum elastic  
      n      another name for       rubber   1       1  

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elastic

  
1    ductile, flexible, plastic, pliable, pliant, resilient, rubbery, springy, stretchable, stretchy, supple, tensile, yielding  
2    accommodating, adaptable, adjustable, complaisant, compliant, flexible, supple, tolerant, variable, yielding  
3    bouncy, buoyant, irrepressible, resilient  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    firm, immovable, inflexible, rigid, set, stiff, unyielding  
2    firm, immovable, inflexible, intractable, obdurate, resolute, rigid, set, stiff, strict, stringent, unyielding  

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exp.
reach an extreme point or an upper limit; exhaust all options or resources
n.
something that limits your freedom to do what you want
[US] constraints on spending have forced the company to rethink its plans.
n.
something that limits your freedom to do what you want
I wish I could live without constrains because I want to have more time to do what I want.
exp.
do something which puts you in a very difficult situation and limits the way that you can act
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