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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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This fish, with its flabby skin, is well known to possess the singular power of distending itself into a nearly spherical form.
The second factor that made it difficult to identify the fistula in this patient was the large meningocele distending and distorting the bladder.
The Anesthesiologist involved in Endoscopic Gynecological procedures should well aware of critical nature of this condition when Glycine 1.5% used as distending media.
A 13-year-old boy presented with a 1-year history of a gradually distending abdomen that was associated with constitutional symptoms, haematemesis and haematochezia that were exacerbated after taking traditional medicament.
He's not leaving the country without one next time" Jean Neale, mother of 19-year-old backpacker Jamie Neale, who was found 12 days after going missing in the Australian bush "I saw the film a couple of nights ago and my lips are like the lips of a horse, kind of distending away from my face" Actor Daniel Radcliffe, watching himself performing a kiss in the latest Harry Potter film "At first I didn't understand that other kids thought I really was Hermione.
He said: "I saw the film a couple of nights ago and my lips are like the lips of a horse, kind of distending away from my face, trying to encompass the lower half of her's.
Background & objectives: Campylobacter jejuni is the leading cause of gastroenteritis worldwide; cytolethal distending toxin (CDT) being an important virulence determinant.
Called a protocol automated insufflation system, the pounds 7,000 equipment gives a complete examination of a patient's colon by distending the colon to give a clearer scan.
For those with tumors larger than 10 cm or multiple tumors, there was some sweating, local distending and fever, but no significant changes of liver function.