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A synthetic fiber or fabric made from a polymer containing polyurethane, used in the manufacture of elastic clothing.
Of or relating to spandex or its elastic qualities.

[Alteration of expand.]


(Clothing & Fashion) a type of synthetic stretch fabric made from polyurethane fibre
[C20: coined from an anagram of expands]


(ˈspæn dɛks)

a fabric made of or containing a polyurethane fiber with elastic properties.
[1955–60; anagram of expands]


A synthetic fabric made from polyurethane, used in making stretch clothing.
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Noun1.spandex - an elastic synthetic fabricspandex - an elastic synthetic fabric    
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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