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Hyphenation dis tend
Pronunciations /dɪsˈtɛnd/

Definitions and meanings of "Distend"

What do we mean by distend?

To swell out or expand, especially from internal pressure. intransitive verb

To cause to expand, especially from internal pressure; dilate. intransitive verb

To stretch or spread in all directions; dilate; expand; swell out; enlarge: as, to distend a bladder; to distend the lungs.

To stretch in any direction; extend.

To widen; spread apart.

To become distended; swell.

To become expanded or inflated; to swell. intransitive verb

To extend in some one direction; to lengthen out; to stretch. transitive verb

To stretch out or extend in all directions; to dilate; to enlarge, as by elasticity of parts; to inflate so as to produce tension; to cause to swell transitive verb

To extend or expand, as from internal pressure; to swell verb

To extend; to stretch out; to spread out. verb

To cause to swell. verb

To cause gravidity. verb

Become wider verb

Cause to expand as it by internal pressure verb

Swell from or as if from internal pressure verb

To extend or expand, as from internal pressure; to swell

To extend; to stretch out; to spread out.

To cause to swell.

To cause gravidity.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Distend

The word "distend" in example sentences

The history of the word "distend" stretches back to the Latin verb "tendere" ❋ Unknown (2009)

When my moose-meat spluttered rowdily in the frying-pan, I noticed old Ebbits's nostrils twitch and distend as he caught the food-scent. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The Aspen Ideas Festival is underway at the Aspen Institute and that means the average Joe and Jane Soave Bolla can gorge on the newer new thing until their stomachs distend into the 21st Century. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Her nostrils distend with the memory of cherished scents. ❋ Cristina García (2010)

It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. ❋ Unknown (2007)

In a new study awaiting publication, Dr. Leung reports that pumping in water instead of air to distend the colon is more comfortable for patients, resulting in a success rate of 97%. ❋ Unknown (2009)

During the procedure, air is pumped into the colon to distend it and make it easier for the gastroenterologist to see. ❋ Unknown (2009)

In an age when the Air Force budget looks to increase only marginally, if at all, while simultaneously planning to buy several other major aircraft (new aerial tankers, new transports, new heavy bombers, and new helicopters), this plan to distend the fighter-bomber budget is a fool's errand. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Shagram stare with his eyes, distend his nostrils, and tremble with terror, hinted that “he surely saw more than they could see.” ❋ Unknown (2008)

Dr. Paul E. Greene called the uncontrollable movements developed by some patients as “absolutely devastating. ” He said, “They chew constantly, their fingers go up and down, their writs flex and distend. ❋ Unknown (2006)

Sometimes, as with the eight-foot Eight Legs, the format that Freud had dared himself to fill would weirdly distend the presence of the sitter. ❋ Bell, Julian (2008)

He dwells all of Him dwells within the seed of the smallest flower and is not cramped: Deep Heaven is inside Him who is inside the seed and does not distend Him. ❋ Arevanye (2007)

These straws, because the book has no stomach to digest them, and no one takes them out, first distend the book from its wonted closing, and at length, being carelessly abandoned to oblivion, go to decay. ❋ Unknown (2007)

Syringe the fistula by means of a quill attached to a bladder, so that the injection may distend the fistula. ❋ Unknown (2007)

This may either loosen the corpse from the soft mud or ooze in which it is imbedded, thus permitting it to rise when other agencies have already prepared it for so doing, or it may overcome the tenacity of some putrescent portions of the cellular tissue, allowing the cavities to distend under the influence of the gas. ❋ Unknown (2006)

Shall we distend a little the debate and go back for a while to the climate sensitivity issue? ❋ Unknown (2006)

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