An elastic spirit.
An elastic temperament.
Demand for entertainment is more elastic than demand for energy.
Elastic spirits; an elastic constitution.
Running shorts use elastic to eliminate the need for a belt.
Origin of elastic
- New Latin elasticus from Late Greek elastos beaten, ductile variant of Greek elatos from elaunein to beat out
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From French élastique, from New Latin elasticus (“elastic”), from Ancient Greek as if * ἐλαστής (elastēs) for ἐλατής (elatēs), equiv. to ἐλατήρ (elatēr, “a driver, hurler”), from ἐλαύνειν (elaunein, “to drive, set in motion, push, strike, beat out”).