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distend
Part of Speech: verb
Results: 3
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To extend in some one direction; to lengthen out; to stretch.
2. To stretch out or extend in all directions; to dilate; to enlarge, as by elasticity of parts; to inflate so as to produce tension; to cause to swell; as, to distend a bladder, the stomach, etc.
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