Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: distension  dis'ten-shun
  1. The act of expanding by pressure from within
    - distention
  2. The state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
    - dilatation, distention

Derived forms: distensions

Type of: enlargement, expansion, physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state

Encyclopedia: Distension