Definition of Distend in English :

Define Distend in English

Distend meaning in English

Meaning of Distend in English

Pronunciation of Distend in English

Distend pronunciation in English

Pronounce Distend in English


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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'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of distend
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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see synonyms of distend
verb transitive, verb intransitive
to stretch out
to expand; make or become swollen

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

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