AskDefine | Define distended

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distended adj
1 abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas; "hungry children with bloated stomachs"; "he had a grossly distended stomach"; "eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids"; "swollen hands"; "tumescent tissue"; "puffy tumid flesh" [syn: bloated, puffed, puffy, swollen, tumescent, tumid, turgid]
2 abnormally expanded or increased in size; (`swollen' is sometimes used in combination); "distended wineskins"; "the need to clean out swollen inventories"; "the raisins were plump and soft and swollen from being soaked"; "huge blood-swollen mosquitoes" [syn: swollen]

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Verb

distended
  1. past of distend

Adjective

  1. Extended or expanded, as from internal pressure; swollen.

Extensive Definition

Distension generally refers to an enlargement or ballooning effect:

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