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stretchy

[strech-ee] /ˈstrɛtʃ i/
adjective, stretchier, stretchiest.
1.
having a tendency to stretch, especially excessively or unduly.
2.
capable of being stretched; elastic.
3.
(especially of a pig) having a long body.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; stretch + -y1
Related forms
stretchiness, noun
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  • Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until the dough loses its stickiness and becomes smooth and stretchy.
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  • The fossil dissolved, exposing a flexible, stretchy material and transparent vessels.
  • They have stretchy ligaments in their jaws that allow them to swallow all their food whole.
British Dictionary definitions for stretchy

stretchy

/ˈstrɛtʃɪ/
adjective stretchier, stretchiest
1.
characterized by elasticity
Derived Forms
stretchiness, noun
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