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also dis·ten·tion  (dĭ-stĕn′shən)
The act of distending or the state of being distended.

[Middle English distensioun, from Old French, from Latin distēnsiō, distēnsiōn-, alteration of distentiō, from distentus, past participle of distendere, to distend; see distend.]


or dis•ten•sion

(dɪˈstɛn ʃən)

the act of distending or the state of being distended.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.distention - the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
tympanites - distension of the abdomen that is caused by the accumulation of gas in the intestines or the peritoneal cavity
ectasia, ectasis - dilatation or distension of a hollow organ
varicocele - dilatation of the veins associated with the spermatic cord in the testes
2.distention - the act of expanding by pressure from within
enlargement, expansion - the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope


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By this excess of heat it obtains a larger distention, and inflates the balloon more.
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.
The early signs and symptoms--including abdominal distention, nausea, pain, and constipation--can be difficult to differentiate from paralytic ileus, according to Dr.
MATERIAL AND METHOD:-The study included 100 children below 24 months of age, 70 of them were cases with acute diarrhea or persistent diarrhoea, abdominal distention, perianal excoriation, vomiting; and 30 of them were control who did not have these features.
In May 2002, the patient reported fatigue, distention of her abdomen, and an increase in the frequency of urination.
Pressure builds within the appendix, leading to distention and tire sensation of cramping periumbilical pain.
When you let your distention medium out, these [myometrium-lined intrauterine] walls collapse on each other and have a natural tendency to grow together, peripherally at first.
Several weeks later, the mother reported abdominal pain, distention, and nausea.