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Elastane vs. Spandex

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Elastanenoun

Spandex.

Spandexnoun

A synthetic fibre known for its exceptional elasticity.

Elastanenoun

an elastic polyurethane material, used for hosiery, underwear, and other close-fitting clothing.

Spandexnoun

Clothing made from such material.

Spandex

An elastic textile material, used for clothing

Spandexnoun

an elastic synthetic fabric

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Spandexnoun

a type of stretchy polyurethane fabric

‘gold spandex leggings’;

Spandex

Spandex, Lycra, or elastane is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity. It is a polyether-polyurea copolymer that was invented in 1958 by chemist Joseph Shivers at DuPont's Benger Laboratory in Waynesboro, Virginia, US.The generic name , which is an anagram of the word , is the preferred name in North America.

‘spandex’; ‘expands’;

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