distend

  • 81tend — English has two distinct words tend, but they come from the same ultimate source. Tend ‘look after’ [14] is short for attend, which goes back to Latin compound verb based on tendere ‘stretch’ – source of English tend ‘have an inclination’ [14].… …

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  • 82expand — [ek spand′, ikspand′] vt. [ME expanden < L expandere < ex , out + pandere, to spread, extend; akin to patere: see FATHOM] 1. to spread out; open out; stretch out; unfold [the eagle expanded its wings] 2. to make greater in size, bulk, scope …

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  • 83dioctophyme — ˈfī(ˌ)mē noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, fromdiocto (irregular from Greek dionkoun to distend, from dia + onkoun to raise, distend, from onkus bulk, mass) + phyme (from Greek phyma tumor, from Greek phyein to bring forth, grow);… …

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  • 84dis|tent — «dihs TEHNT», adjective. distended. ╂[< Latin distentus, past participle of distendere; see etym. under distend (Cf. ↑distend)] …

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  • 85Detent — De*tent , n. [F. d[ e]tente, fr. d[ e]tendre to unbend, relax; pref. d[ e] (L. dis or de) + tendre to stretch. See {Distend}.] (Mech.) That which locks or unlocks a movement; a catch, pawl, or dog; especially, in clockwork, the catch which locks… …

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  • 86Distent — Dis*tent , a. [L. distentus, p. p. See {Distend}.] Distended. [Poetic] Thomson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 87Expand — Ex*pand , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Expanding}.] [L. expandere, expansum; ex out + pandere to spread out, to throw open; perh. akin to E. patent. Cf. {Spawn}.] 1. To lay open by extending; to open wide; to spread out; to… …

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  • 88Expanded — Expand Ex*pand , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Expanding}.] [L. expandere, expansum; ex out + pandere to spread out, to throw open; perh. akin to E. patent. Cf. {Spawn}.] 1. To lay open by extending; to open wide; to spread… …

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  • 89Expanding — Expand Ex*pand , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Expanding}.] [L. expandere, expansum; ex out + pandere to spread out, to throw open; perh. akin to E. patent. Cf. {Spawn}.] 1. To lay open by extending; to open wide; to spread… …

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  • 90Glean — Glean, n. A collection made by gleaning. [1913 Webster] The gleans of yellow thyme distend his thighs. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 91Globefish — Globe fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A plectognath fish of the genera {Diodon}, {Tetrodon}, and allied genera. The globefishes can suck in water or air and distend the body to a more or less globular form. Called also {porcupine fish}, and {sea hedgehog}.… …

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  • 92Heave — (h[=e]v), v. i. 1. To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or mound. [1913 Webster] And the huge columns heave into the sky. Pope. [1913 Webster] Where heaves the turf in many a moldering heap. Gray. [1913 Webster] The heaving sods… …

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  • 93Inflate — In*flate , v. i. To expand; to fill; to distend. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 94Inflate — In*flate , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inflated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inflating}.] 1. To swell or distend with air or gas; to dilate; to expand; to enlarge; as, to inflate a bladder; to inflate the lungs. [1913 Webster] When passion s tumults in the bosom… …

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  • 95Inflated — Inflate In*flate , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inflated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inflating}.] 1. To swell or distend with air or gas; to dilate; to expand; to enlarge; as, to inflate a bladder; to inflate the lungs. [1913 Webster] When passion s tumults in… …

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  • 96Inflating — Inflate In*flate , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inflated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inflating}.] 1. To swell or distend with air or gas; to dilate; to expand; to enlarge; as, to inflate a bladder; to inflate the lungs. [1913 Webster] When passion s tumults in… …

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  • 97Intend — In*tend ([i^]n*t[e^]nd ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intending}.] [OE. entenden to be attentive, F. entendre, fr. L. intendre, intentum, and intensum, to intend, attend, stretch out, extend; pref. in in + tendere to stretch …

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  • 98Intended — Intend In*tend ([i^]n*t[e^]nd ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intending}.] [OE. entenden to be attentive, F. entendre, fr. L. intendre, intentum, and intensum, to intend, attend, stretch out, extend; pref. in in + tendere to… …

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  • 99Intending — Intend In*tend ([i^]n*t[e^]nd ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intending}.] [OE. entenden to be attentive, F. entendre, fr. L. intendre, intentum, and intensum, to intend, attend, stretch out, extend; pref. in in + tendere to… …

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  • 100It is all up with him — Up Up ([u^]p), adv. [AS. up, upp, [=u]p; akin to OFries. up, op, D. op, OS. [=u]p, OHG. [=u]f, G. auf, Icel. & Sw. upp, Dan. op, Goth. iup, and probably to E. over. See {Over}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Aloft; on high; in a direction contrary to that of …

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