from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having or exhibiting no elasticity.
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- adj. Not elastic; not able to stretch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not having elasticity; not able to be stretched reversibly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not elastic; without the property of elasticity.
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Batters often contain eggs, and the egg proteins also contribute a nonelastic solidity when they coagulate in the cooking heat.
A nonelastic rubber much in demand before the advent of plastics, balata had been used primarily for covering underwater cables.
The exact position of the bucket is indicated or shown on a weighted or gauged scale by a clean thread and a nonelastic string guided through a pulley and suspended by a weight at the string end.
The diseased testicle is enlarged, firm, nonelastic, and comparatively insensible.
If we wish to give nonelastic bodies a tone, it will be necessary to make them continue their sound, by repeating our blows quickly upon them.