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dis·ten·sionalso 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]
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|Noun||1.||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
varicocele - dilatation of the veins associated with the spermatic cord in the testes
|2.||distention - the act of expanding by pressure from within|