Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
is applied to that which is easily bent, twisted, or folded without breaking, cracking, etc. kidskin is supple
implies ability to spring back into shape after being deformed, esp. by compression resilient skin, and in figurative use suggests an ease in returning to good health or spirits a resilient attitude towards life
implies ability to return without permanent injury to the original size or shape after being stretched, expanded, etc. an elastic garter
refers to anything that can be bent without breaking, whether or not it returns to its original form a flexible wire
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