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  • adj. Of clothing or part of a garment, containing a strip or strips of elastic, especially in the waistband, cuffs or the ends of the legs, in order to make the clothing fit snugly.


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  • Sharapova is wearing the kind of elasticated sun-visor an old-fashioned newspaperman with nicotine-stained teeth who shouts "hold the front page!" might favour.

    The Guardian World News

  • As for a full-slip, I make a simple top and a-line skirt from one of my patterns, which an elasticated waist and shorter hem.

    Home Living

  • Sophie Thompson plays the avidly aspiring matriarch with a grotesque flair: with her elasticated vowels and pouncing grimace, she could have been sketched by Gillray.

    She Stoops to Conquer; Henry V, The Winter's Tale – review

  • Well done, Jonah, say all of us, sliding, inexorably, and without dignity, towards the twilight zone of the elasticated waistband.

    We need Charlie Gilmour to keep free speech alive | Barbara Ellen

  • I strike up a conversation with a nice American about the merits of shoe-boots and whether flats really can work on everyone, whilst slipping into Prada's elasticated, patent-leather flats with ribbon detailing.

    Does the Shoe Fit? Finding the Perfect Flat

  • I just want to know what an “elasticated” waist is.

    Regretsy – Dookie Monster

  • The 'smoking mask' will include a small mouth hole and a handle, though later models may be fitted with elasticated straps.

    Anti-smoking legislation

  • Pocket sized journals with an elasticated clasp, bookmark and a handy pocket.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • The sleeves of the gown have elasticated cuffs to cover the patients' arms.

    The burka hospital gown....

  • I've long used elasticated shoulder straps (mostly the ones from Victorinox, which only last about six months before the metal on the attachment clips gives way catastrophically).

    Boing Boing


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