Definition of elasticated in English:



  • (of a garment or material) made elastic by the insertion of rubber thread or tape.

    ‘trousers with elasticated waists’
    • ‘With ageless patch pockets, elasticated cuffs and waist band, this is a must.’
    • ‘Adults and children alike braved rides at the funfair, which included a 75 foot high bungee capsule, propelling riders skywards on elasticated cables.’
    • ‘There's the different lengths to consider, the thickness of the material, whether or not the sock is plain or ribbed, or if it has a band around the top, or is slightly elasticated.’
    • ‘With two zipped pockets for your goodies and a low cut collar to stop suffocation of the body, this breathable body warmer flatters the body with a slim fit and elasticated drawcord back hem.’
    • ‘Several trials demonstrate that acupuncture can help, and some hospitals give patients Sea Bands, elasticated wrist bands originally aimed at preventing sea sickness.’
    • ‘The elasticated waist - complemented by a humble little belt - adds an element of chic to the suit.’
    • ‘As if choosing a fabric wasn't problematic enough, just think about whether to opt for hems that are ruched, tied with a drawstring or elasticated?’
    • ‘Flopped before the telly, we slowly expand to fill out the elasticated waist of our new training pants.’
    • ‘When I put the chinos on I found they had an elasticated waistband.’
    • ‘My wife, who thinks about these things, ensured my daughter was wearing her elasticated shorts, so she could mange her bathroom visits unaided.’
    • ‘Some elasticated cotton or fine copper rigging wire can help with the bait presentation.’
    • ‘If you do walk away trailing elasticated gum, it's worse, and a tough cleaning job.’
    • ‘Finally there are some interesting outfits, which I can only describe as large dungarees, with an elasticated waist, made of water proof material.’
    • ‘I rush inside and tear off an elasticated corner from the sheet Sam burned, then grab a small tapestry-covered square cushion from the settee.’
    • ‘If it was a half-slip, you probably rolled it up a few times at the elasticated waist and made a mental note to check it again in about an hour.’
    • ‘Putting my fingers under the elasticated waist I ease them down over his narrow hips.’
    • ‘Women with sensible bobs grinned despite their elasticated skirts.’
    • ‘A useful tip for making up squid and mackerel sandwich baits is to take a spool of elasticated cotton with you and use it to tie the head of the squid to the line above the eye of the hook before inserting the hook.’
    • ‘He wore a black balaclava, black waterproof jacket and jogging bottoms with elasticated ankles and light blue trainers with moulded grey soles.’
    • ‘One of them reached out and tried to grab a shopping bag containing a purse from her basket but was prevented by an elasticated strap with hooks, which was designed to hold it down.’
    stretchy, elasticated, stretchable, springy, flexible, pliant, pliable, supple, yielding, rubbery, plastic, rebounding, recoiling, resilient, bouncy
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