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v. dis·tend·ed, dis·tend·ing, dis·tends
To swell out or expand, especially from internal pressure: The puppies ate until their stomachs distended.
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.
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dis•ten•si•ble(dɪˈstɛn sə bəl)
capable of being distended.
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|Adj.||1.||distensible - capable of being distended; able to stretch and expand; "the stomach is a distensible organ"|
expansive - able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion; "Expansive materials"; "the expansive force of fire"
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