HyperDic: distend

English > 3 senses of the word distend:
VERBchangedistend, dilatebecome wider
changedistendcause to expand as it by internal pressure
changedistendswell from or as if from internal pressure
distend > pronunciation
Soundsdihsteh'nd
Rhymesamend ... wend: 48 rhymes with ehnd...
English > distend: 3 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBecome wider.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymdilate
BroaderwidenBecome broader or wider or more extensive
Spanishdilatarse, dilatar
Catalandilatar, distendre
Adjectivesdistensiblecapable of being distended
Nounsdistensionthe state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
distention, distensionthe act of expanding by pressure from within
English > distend: 3 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningCause to expand as it by internal pressure.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The gas distended the animal's body"
Broaderbloatmake bloated or swollen
Similar todistendSwell from or as if from internal pressure
Nounsdistentionthe act of expanding by pressure from within
English > distend: 3 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningSwell from or as if from internal pressure.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelDid his feet distend?
Example"The distended bellies of the starving cows"
Broaderswell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesceExpand abnormally
Similar todistendCause to expand as it by internal pressure
Nounsdistensionthe state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
distention, distensionthe act of expanding by pressure from within

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