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Definition 1: become wider - [verb of change]

Samples where distend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His pupils were dilated

Synonyms for distend in the sense of this definition

(distend is a kind of ...) become broader or wider or more extensive

"The road widened"

Definition 2: swell from or as if from internal pressure - [verb of change]

Samples where distend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The distended bellies of the starving cows

(distend is a kind of ...) expand abnormally

"The bellies of the starving children are swelling"

(distend has a similar meaning as ...) cause to expand as it by internal pressure

"The gas distended the animal's body"

Definition 3: cause to expand as it by internal pressure - [verb of change]

Samples where distend or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The gas distended the animal's body

(distend is a kind of ...) make bloated or swollen

"Hunger bloated the child's belly"

(distend has a similar meaning as ...) swell from or as if from internal pressure

"The distended bellies of the starving cows"

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