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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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