stretch marks

plural noun

Definition of stretch marks

: striae on the skin (as of the hips, abdomen, and breasts) from excessive stretching and rupture of elastic fibers especially due to pregnancy or obesity

Examples of stretch marks in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That's not to mention the fact that Graham still looks hot as hell, stretch marks and all. Nicola Dall'asen, Allure, "Ashley Graham's Latest Selfie Instantly Validated My Self-Isolation Body," 30 July 2020 Her followers couldn't help but notice one thing: her visible stretch marks. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Kourtney Kardashian says she is ‘proud’ she ‘gained a few pounds’ amid coronavirus quarantine," 21 May 2020 The Bio-Oil Multiuse Skincare Oil claims to improve the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and an uneven skin tone with vitamins A and E and a blend of plant extracts and oils, including rosemary, lavender, calendula, chamomile, and purcellin oils. Jessica Kasparian, USA TODAY, "20 skincare products with thousands of reviews—and why they're worth it," 13 May 2020 There were my stretch marks; there were the folds of fat on my back; there was the bulge of my stomach. Seija Rankin,, "Preview Jennifer Weiner's Big Summer, the newest novel from the queen of beach reads," 5 May 2020 Fitness influencer Kelsey Wells is sharing her advice on making pregnancy stretch marks less visible. Blake Bakkila,, "Kelsey Wells Posts a Powerful Before-and-After to Show How She Made Pregnancy Stretch Marks Fade," 2 Apr. 2018 If there’s any justice in the world, let’s hope those drugs instead cause male pattern baldness, stretch marks and erectile dysfunction. Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje,, "The New Normal: San Antonio and much of the state are now staying home, courtesy of COVID-19," 25 Mar. 2020 Microneedling can help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, minimize the appearance of scars (such as those from acne or surgery), improve the look of stretch marks, and even prevent or delay the visible signs of aging. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "3 Quick Procedures to Rejuvenate Your Look," 12 Mar. 2020 At the Academy of Advanced Cosmetics in Alpharetta, Ga., Feleshia Sams trains students in paramedical tattoos, showing them how to cover stretch marks, surgery scars and discolored skin. Cara Anthony, New York Times, "Ink Rx? Welcome to the World of Paramedical Tattoos," 17 Feb. 2020

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1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Stretch marks.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stretch marks

: long marks on the skin left after the skin has been stretched especially by pregnancy

stretch marks

noun plural

Medical Definition of stretch marks

: striae on the skin (as of the hips, abdomen, and breasts) from excessive stretching and rupture of elastic fibers especially due to pregnancy or obesity

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