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Adjective: distended  di'sten-did
  1. Abnormally expanded, esp. by fluids or gas
    "he had a grossly distended stomach";
    - puffy, intumescent, tumescent, tumid, turgid, bloated, swollen
Verb: distend  di'stend
  1. Become wider
    - dilate
  2. Cause to expand as if by internal pressure
    "The gas distended the animal's body"
  3. Swell from or as if from internal pressure
    "The distended bellies of the starving cows"

See also: unhealthy

Type of: bloat, intumesce, puff, swell, swell up, tumefy, tumesce, widen

Encyclopedia: Distended