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1. Lacking elasticity; unyielding or unadaptable. See Synonyms at stiff.
2. Economics Of, relating to, or being a good for which changes in price have little effect on the quantity demanded or supplied: the inelastic demand for cigarettes.
in′e·las·tic′i·ty (-ĭ-lă-stĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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|Noun||1.||inelasticity - the lack of elasticity|
physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
deadness - the physical property of something that has lost its elasticity; "he objected to the deadness of the tennis balls"
stiffness - the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend
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