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elastane Line breaks: elas|tane
Pronunciation: /ɪˈlasteɪn/

Definition of elastane in English:


[mass noun]
An elastic polyurethane material, used for hosiery, underwear, and other close-fitting clothing.
Example sentences
  • The Lycra brand elastane, nylon textile and Dacron branded specialties and fiberfill businesses, which previously operated as separate businesses, will fall under the new organization.
  • In the new codes, clastic bandages are considered those that contain fibers of rubber (latex, neoprene), spandex, or elastane.
  • Any microscopic reduction, certainly invisible to the naked eye, is cancelled out by bulges wherever elastane cuts into flesh.


1970s: from elastic + -ane2.

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