Definition of Distend in English :

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Distend meaning in English

Meaning of Distend in English

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Distend

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1. dilate, distend

become wider

Example Sentences:
'His pupils were dilated'

2. distend

cause to expand as it by internal pressure

Example Sentences:
'The gas distended the animal's body'

3. distend

swell from or as if from internal pressure

Example Sentences:
'The distended bellies of the starving cows'

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Distend

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verb
1. 
to expand or be expanded by or as if by pressure from within; swell; inflate
2. (transitive)
to stretch out or extend
3. (transitive)
to magnify in importance; exaggerate

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Distend

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verb transitive, verb intransitive
1. 
to stretch out
2. 
to expand; make or become swollen

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Distend

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v. dis·tend·ed, dis·tend·ing, dis·tends
v.intr.
To swell out or expand, especially from internal pressure: The puppies ate until their stomachs distended.
v.tr.
To cause to expand, especially from internal pressure; dilate: Fluid distends a blister.

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