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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stretching(noun)

    act of expanding by lengthening or widening

  2. stretch, stretching(noun)

    exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent

Wiktionary

  1. stretching(Noun)

    A form of physical exercise in which a specific skeletal muscle (or muscle group) is deliberately elongated to its fullest length in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and reaffirm comfortable muscle tone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stretching

    of Stretch

  2. Stretching

    a. & n. from Stretch, v

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  1. Stretching

    Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon is deliberately flexed or stretched in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity and achieve comfortable muscle tone. The result is a feeling of increased muscle control, flexibility and range of motion. Stretching is also used therapeutically to alleviate cramps. In its most basic form, stretching is a natural and instinctive activity; it is performed by humans and many animals. It can be accompanied by yawning. Stretching often occurs instinctively after waking from sleep, after long periods of inactivity, or after exiting confined spaces and areas. Increasing flexibility through stretching is one of the basic tenets of physical fitness. It is common for athletes to stretch before and after exercise in order to reduce injury and increase performance. Hatha yoga involves the stretching of major muscle groups, some of which require a high level of flexibility to perform, for example the lotus position. Stretching can strengthen muscles, and in turn strong muscles are important to stretching safely and effectively. Stretching can be dangerous when performed incorrectly. There are many techniques for stretching in general, but depending on which muscle group is being stretched, some techniques may be ineffective or detrimental, even to the point of causing permanent damage to the tendons, ligaments and muscle fiber. The physiological nature of stretching and theories about the effect of various techniques are therefore subject to heavy inquiry.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stretching in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stretching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of stretching in a Sentence

  1. Pat Schloss:

    It's really helpful in stretching our concept of what is the human microbiome.

  2. German Efromovich:

    The initial plan was to renew the entire fleet for 2024, starting in 2017, what we're viewing now...is stretching the start of this process out to 2019-2020.

  3. Alyssa Russomondo:

    The most challenging part was stretching out the feedings, when we were trying to get it to four hours we would try taking him for a walk in the stroller to calm him down and just distract him for a little bit.

  4. Red Bull:

    It will be a rush to turn the car around for session two, for all the teams it is stretching the spare part with the three street tracks in succession.

  5. Wen Yang:

    We were able to see how the collagen fibers deform without a catastrophic failure including the mechanisms of twisting, folding, sliding, stretching, delamination.

Images & Illustrations of stretching

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