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  • 21distend — v. a. Expand, dilate, bloat, enlarge, swell, stretch, swell out …

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  • 22distend — verb (I, T) to swell or make something swell because of pressure from inside distended adjective: a distended stomach distension / tenSFn/ noun (U): technical …

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  • 23distend — v expand, extend, enlarge, spread, outspread; dilate, inflate, bloat, puff out, blow up, balloon; swell, intumesce, tumefy; fill out, fatten …

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  • 24distend — dis·tend …

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  • 25distend — dis•tend [[t]dɪˈstɛnd[/t]] v. t. v. i. 1) to expand by stretching, as something hollow or elastic 2) to spread in all directions; expand • Etymology: 1375–1425; < L distendere= dis I+tendere to stretch dis•tend′er, n …

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  • 26distend — /dəsˈtɛnd / (say duhs tend) verb (i) 1. to become stretched, or bloated; to swell, as something hollow or elastic. –verb (t) 2. to stretch apart or asunder. 3. to exaggerate, or magnify the importance of. {Latin distendere} –distended, adjective …

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  • 27distend —   Kēkē, pehu, ho opehu, manana …

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  • 28distend — see TEND …

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  • 29distend — v.tr. & intr. swell out by pressure from within (distended stomach). Derivatives: distensible adj. distensibility n. distension n. Etymology: ME f. L distendere (as DIS , tendere tens stretch) …

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  • 30stend — distend …

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  • 31Distended — Distend Dis*tend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distending}.] [L. distendere, distentum, distensum; dis + tendere to stretch, stretch out: cf. F. distendre to distend, d[ e]tendre to unbend. See {Tend}, and cf. {Detent}.] 1.… …

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  • 32Distending — Distend Dis*tend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distending}.] [L. distendere, distentum, distensum; dis + tendere to stretch, stretch out: cf. F. distendre to distend, d[ e]tendre to unbend. See {Tend}, and cf. {Detent}.] 1.… …

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  • 33distended — distend ► VERB ▪ swell because of internal pressure. DERIVATIVES distended adjective distensibility noun distensible adjective distension noun. ORIGIN Latin distendere, from tendere to stretch …

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  • 34distensibility — distend ► VERB ▪ swell because of internal pressure. DERIVATIVES distended adjective distensibility noun distensible adjective distension noun. ORIGIN Latin distendere, from tendere to stretch …

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  • 35distensible — distend ► VERB ▪ swell because of internal pressure. DERIVATIVES distended adjective distensibility noun distensible adjective distension noun. ORIGIN Latin distendere, from tendere to stretch …

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  • 36distension — distend ► VERB ▪ swell because of internal pressure. DERIVATIVES distended adjective distensibility noun distensible adjective distension noun. ORIGIN Latin distendere, from tendere to stretch …

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  • 37puff something out/up — DISTEND, expand, dilate, inflate, blow up, pump up, enlarge, bloat. → puff …

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  • 38distendre — [ distɑ̃dr ] v. tr. <conjug. : 41> • 1560, rare av. XVIIIe; lat. distendere 1 ♦ Augmenter les dimensions de (qqch.) par la tension. ⇒ étirer, 1. tendre, tirer. Pronom. La peau se distend. 2 ♦ V. pron. Se relâcher, être moins tendu, serré… …

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  • 39balloon — 1. An inflatable spherical or ovoid device used to retain tubes or catheters in, or provide support to, various body structures. 2. A distensible device used to stretch or occlude a viscus or blood vessel. 3. To distend a body cavi …

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  • 40expand — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. extend, augment, enlarge, increase, dilate, swell, distend, inflate, grow, develop, elaborate, enlarge upon, spread out, stretch out, open, unfold, unfurl; see also develop 1 , 4 , grow 1 , increase 1 . Syn. expand implies… …

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