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(strĕch) [AS. streccan, extend]
To draw out or extend to full length.

static stretch

A sustained, low-intensity lengthening of soft tissue (e.g., muscle, tendon, or joint capsule), performed to increase range of motion. The stretch force may be applied continuously for as short as 15 to 30 sec or as long as several hours.
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Q. How to prevent Stretch Marks? I am pregnant and am starting to get Stretch Marks. How can I stop them?

A. Stretch Marks are hereditary and some women get it while others don't. There are special creams out there in order to prevent stretch marks, however I recommend you take a good moisturizing cream and rub it on your stomach and anywhere else that you need to, every night after the bath.

Q. I want to know why do all pregnant woman get stretch marks and how to treat them? I have given birth to a baby boy recently….it is joyous time on Christmas Eve. This is my second baby. During my previous delivery I didn’t get any stretch mark but now. I want to know why do all pregnant woman get stretch marks and how to treat them?

A. not all women get stretchmarks during pregnancy. some women get them without being pregnant.

Q. Are these stretch marks very common and how to avoid them? I mean which cream to be used? I am in my 8 th month. Everything is going good. Just a worry came when I saw one woman having stretch marks. Are these stretch marks very common and how to avoid them? I mean which cream to be used?

A. Hi , this is my 2nd baby. During the last pregnancy I had stretch marks. I have seen some ladies, who do not have at all. I met one woman with 4 children she did not have any. One of my friend; had in the very first pregnancy. There are creams available for use by pregnant woman before and after pregnancy to avoid stretch marks altogether.

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In this paper, we report a simple and cost-effective process for the fabrication of asymmetric, stretchable, and highly conductive metal nanoparticle/elastomer composites.
Currently, the rigid-component-in-a-box is still prevalent, but the industry is slowly transitioning towards stretchable and comfortable devices.
Previous efforts to develop thin, stretchable batteries have faced issues with limited energy storage capacity, and therefore required frequent recharging.
Semiconductors are usually brittle and incorporating them into stretchable materials usually involves complicated procedures, Yu said in the statement, making the resulting materials both less stable and more expensive than the new material created by his team.
Rogers' focus on stretchable electronics plays out by taking existing silicon models and pairing them with a stretchy substrate that conforms to the skin.
We've been seeing snippets and hearing about Samsung's stretchable OLED displays for a while now.
In a paper published online in the journal Advanced Materials, the researchers described that their process for 3D printing stretchable electronic sensory devices could also give robots the ability to feel their environment.