distended


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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.

distended

(dɪsˈtɛndɪd)
adj
swollen, esp as an indication of illness or injury
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distended

adjective swollen, stretched, expanded, enlarged, inflated, bloated, puffy, dilated, tumescent an infant with a distended belly
Translations
nafouklýnapjatýodulý
opsvulmetudspilet
felfújt
òaninn, teygîur
išsiplėtęsištinęs
izpletiespietūcis
nafúknutý
kabarmışşişmiş

distended

[dɪˈstɛndɪd] adj (= swollen) [stomach] → distendu(e)

distended

[dɪsˈtɛndɪd] adj (stomach) → dilatato/a

distended

(diˈstendəd) adjective
stretched; swollen.
References in classic literature ?
Next minute "the unobstructed beam" was shining right into the knapsack itself, for all the world like one of those little demon electric lights with which the dentist makes a momentary treasure-cave of your distended jaws, flashing with startled stalactite.
The skin about the abdomen is much looser than that on the back; hence, during the inflation, the lower surface becomes far more distended than the upper; and the fish, in consequence, floats with its back downwards.
In the general uproar one could hear every individual drop strike on the stout and distended silk.
Then he would withdraw growling viciously, backing away with grinning jaws distended, to sulk for an hour or so.
It has a sort of howdah on its back, and its distended tusked mouth into which the billows are rolling, might be taken for the Traitors' Gate leading from the Thames by water into the Tower.
Of course Ginger was very much excited; she flung up her head with flashing eyes and distended nostrils, declaring that men were both brutes and blockheads.
Violent without craftiness, and furious without malice, one may imagine him seated masterfully with a double-edged sword on his knees upon the painted and gilt clouds of the sunset, bowing his shock head of golden locks, a flaming beard over his breast, imposing, colossal, mighty-limbed, with a thundering voice, distended cheeks and fierce blue eyes, urging the speed of his gales.
and each in his turn repeats the same down to the least distended, leakiest, and flabbiest paunched, that there be no mistake; and then the howl goes round again and again, until the sun disperses the morning mist, and only the patriarch is not under the pond, but vainly bellowing troonk from time to time, and pausing for a reply.
Between his ribs and on each side of his spine he is supplied with a remarkable involved Cretan labyrinth of vermicelli-like vessels, which vessels, when he quits the surface, are completely distended with oxygenated blood.
You'll stay here a minute," said he, in a deep, brutal voice, while his nostrils distended and his eye shot a spark of sinister fire.
There were a number of the same vicious wolf-dogs which we had left worrying the dyryth, and many goatlike animals whose distended udders explained the reasons for their presence.
Its muzzle, young-looking, with the nether lip drawn up like that of a fish, nostrils distended and ears pressed back from fear, kept up for a few seconds near Nikita's shoulder and then began to fall behind.