elas·​ti·​cized | \i-ˈla-stə-ˌsīzd \

Definition of elasticized 

: made with elastic thread or inserts an elasticized waistband

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Sure enough, elasticized bands bunching together pleats of fabric is making waves in swimwear, dresses, little white tops, and even shoes. refinery29.com, "This Summer '18 Trend Is Calling All Baby Tee Devotees," 15 May 2018 But in the scenes where Barry attends acting class, Hader’s elasticized face conveys someone having a profound awakening. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "The Dark Humanity of Barry," 22 Mar. 2018 Like the rest of the republic, Kushner spent the elasticized primary and election season watching Donald Trump castigate Hillary Clinton for her use of a private e-mail server while running the State Department. Emily Jane Fox, vanityfair.com, "Jared Kushner, Inveterate Rule-Breaker, Is Treating the West Wing “Like an Extension of the Trump Organization”," 27 Sep. 2017 Some skirts and pants even had elasticized pouches in the back, though the most dramatic carryall might be the tomato red duffel that was attached to a harness for hands free wear. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "5 Things to Know About Shayne Oliver's Take on Helmut Lang," 12 Sep. 2017 Among the innovations were sideways blazers that wrapped around the body and sleeveless coats with elasticized sleeves. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Raf Simons Takes Over Chinatown With Rain Gear and Replicants," 12 July 2017 Micro straps of elasticized chiffon prevent a slit from becoming a sloppy situation mid-squat. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Celine Dion Gets Naked for Vogue Magazine," 5 July 2017

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circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of elasticized

: containing something that returns to an original shape or size after being stretched : made with an elastic material inside

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