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dis·tend

 (dĭ-stĕnd′)
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.

[Middle English distenden, from Latin distendere : dis-, dis- + tendere, to stretch; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

dis·ten′si·ble (dĭ-stĕn′sə-bəl) adj.
dis·ten′si·bil′i·ty n.

distend

(dɪˈstɛnd)
vb
1. to expand or be expanded by or as if by pressure from within; swell; inflate
2. (tr) to stretch out or extend
3. (tr) to magnify in importance; exaggerate
[C14: from Latin distendere, from dis-1 + tendere to stretch]
disˈtender n
disˈtensible adj
disˌtensiˈbility n
disˈtension, disˈtention n

dis•tend

(dɪˈstɛnd)

v.t., v.i.
1. to expand by stretching, as something hollow or elastic.
2. to spread in all directions; expand.
[1375–1425; < Latin distendere=dis- dis-1 + tendere to stretch]
dis•tend′er, n.

distend


Past participle: distended
Gerund: distending

Imperative
distend
distend
Present
I distend
you distend
he/she/it distends
we distend
you distend
they distend
Preterite
I distended
you distended
he/she/it distended
we distended
you distended
they distended
Present Continuous
I am distending
you are distending
he/she/it is distending
we are distending
you are distending
they are distending
Present Perfect
I have distended
you have distended
he/she/it has distended
we have distended
you have distended
they have distended
Past Continuous
I was distending
you were distending
he/she/it was distending
we were distending
you were distending
they were distending
Past Perfect
I had distended
you had distended
he/she/it had distended
we had distended
you had distended
they had distended
Future
I will distend
you will distend
he/she/it will distend
we will distend
you will distend
they will distend
Future Perfect
I will have distended
you will have distended
he/she/it will have distended
we will have distended
you will have distended
they will have distended
Future Continuous
I will be distending
you will be distending
he/she/it will be distending
we will be distending
you will be distending
they will be distending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been distending
you have been distending
he/she/it has been distending
we have been distending
you have been distending
they have been distending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been distending
you will have been distending
he/she/it will have been distending
we will have been distending
you will have been distending
they will have been distending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been distending
you had been distending
he/she/it had been distending
we had been distending
you had been distending
they had been distending
Conditional
I would distend
you would distend
he/she/it would distend
we would distend
you would distend
they would distend
Past Conditional
I would have distended
you would have distended
he/she/it would have distended
we would have distended
you would have distended
they would have distended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.distend - become wider; "His pupils were dilated"
widen - become broader or wider or more extensive; "The road widened"
2.distend - cause to expand as it by internal pressure; "The gas distended the animal's body"
distend - swell from or as if from internal pressure; "The distended bellies of the starving cows"
bloat - make bloated or swollen; "Hunger bloated the child's belly"
3.distend - swell from or as if from internal pressure; "The distended bellies of the starving cows"
swell up, tumesce, tumefy, intumesce, swell - expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
distend - cause to expand as it by internal pressure; "The gas distended the animal's body"

distend

verb swell, stretch, expand, increase, widen, balloon, puff, enlarge, inflate, bulge, dilate, bloat The large intestine distends and fills with gas.
Translations

distend

[dɪsˈtend]
A. VTdilatar, hinchar
B. VIdilatarse, hincharse

distend

[dɪˈstɛnd]
vi (= swell) [stomach] → se distendre
vt [+ stomach] → distendre

distend

vt balloon(auf)blasen; sails, stomach(auf)blähen
visich blähen

distend

[dɪsˈtɛnd]
1. vtdilatare
2. vidilatarsi

distend

vt. distender, dilatar; distenderse, dilatarse.

distend

vt distender; to become distended distender(se)
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In the mean-while all the shore rang with the trump of bullfrogs, the sturdy spirits of ancient wine-bibbers and wassailers, still unrepentant, trying to sing a catch in their Stygian lake -- if the Walden nymphs will pardon the comparison, for though there are almost no weeds, there are frogs there -- who would fain keep up the hilarious rules of their old festal tables, though their voices have waxed hoarse and solemnly grave, mocking at mirth, and the wine has lost its flavor, and become only liquor to distend their paunches, and sweet intoxication never comes to drown the memory of the past, but mere saturation and waterloggedness and distention.
This poire d'angoisse was a famous gag, in the form of a pear, which, being thrust into the mouth, by the aid of a spring, dilated, so as to distend the jaws to their greatest width.
This fold made it impossible to generate the pressure required to distend the distal rectum; therefore, the Foley catheter was advanced so that the tip was beyond the fold (Figure 5).
5% to distend the uterine cavity and to improve surgical visualization.
However liquids should be consumed slowly as drinking too much too quickly could distend the stomach and worsen the nausea.
Islets were isolated using a liberase enzyme prepared in HBSS buffer which was injected into the common bile duct to distend the pancreas.
2] to distend the abdomen, but that does not necessarily determine an adequate peritoneum.