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Synonyms of distend

Verb


1. dilate, distend, widen

usage: become wider; "His pupils were dilated"

2. distend, bloat

usage: cause to expand as it by internal pressure; "The gas distended the animal's body"

3. distend, swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce

usage: swell from or as if from internal pressure; "The distended bellies of the starving cows"

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