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- The act by which something is stretched.
- 1859, Victor Regnault, Elements of Chemistry:
- [Skins] must be submitted to several washings, treadings, and stretchings, before they acquire the necessary pliancy.
- 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.
a form of physical exercise
- Requiring a high level of effort or performance.
For quotations using this term, see Citations:stretching.
stretching m (uncountable)
- stretching in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana