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 Dictionary entry overview: What does distended mean? 

DISTENDED (adjective)
  The adjective DISTENDED has 2 senses:

1. abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
2. abnormally expanded or increased in size; ('swollen' is sometimes used in combination)

  Familiarity information: DISTENDED used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DISTENDED (adjective)

Sense 1distended [BACK TO TOP]


Abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas


tumescent; swollen; puffed; intumescent; distended; bloated; puffy; tumid; turgid

Context examples:

hungry children with bloated stomachs / he had a grossly distended stomach / eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids / swollen hands / tumescent tissue / puffy tumid flesh


unhealthy (not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind)

Sense 2distended [BACK TO TOP]


Abnormally expanded or increased in size; ('swollen' is sometimes used in combination)


distended; swollen

Context examples:

distended wineskins / the need to clean out swollen inventories / the raisins were plump and soft and swollen from being soaked / huge blood-swollen mosquitoes


expanded (increased in extent or size or bulk or scope)

Domain usage:

combining form (a bound form used only in compounds)

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