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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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Hyosung will invest $100 million to build a plant to produce spandex in India by 2019, the local conglomerate said Tuesday.
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Greggs and McDonald's will go out of business, commuters will run to work, cyclists will dominate the highways, Sports Direct will treble their sales of Spandex training kit and everyone will have a trampoline and a set of parallel bars in the back garden.
INVISTA earned the Energy Saving Award for its achievements in energy and resource efficiency at its China manufacturing sites, which produce spandex and nylon for use in apparel, air bags, carpet and more.
Its four-way stretch Spandex provides a snug fit, and the rubber-grip elastic keeps it from slipping down your arm.
Plus, find easy solutions to tricky sewing techniques, such as sewing with spandex and four-way stretch fabrics, adding bra inserts for coverage and working with elastics.
But after 21/2 hours of spandex action, I was beginning to chafe.
Summary: A cafe owner told a newspaper that he was not against spandex in general, just spandex shorts
USPRwire, Thu Feb 04 2016] Spandex Fiber Market by Production Process (Solution Dry Spinning, and Solution Wet Spinning), by End-Use (Textile, and Healthcare) & by Region (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and RoW) - Forecast to 2020
Pictured here is their Athena Bra (P545), made of nylon, spandex and cotton blend, and is designed for maximum support.
HOLLYWOOD bad boy Shia LaBeouf proves he's man enough to wear pink spandex in public - and raises $10,000 for breast cancer research.