distended swollen
expanded expanded adj. increased in extent or size or bulk or scope. Opposite of {contracted}. [Narrower terms: {blown-up, enlarged}; {dilated}; {distended, swollen}; {inflated}] [WordNet 1.5]

2. (Printnig) wider than usual for a particular height; -- of printers' type. Contrasted with {condensed}.

Syn: extended. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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