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DISTENDED

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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)


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Meaning:

Abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas

Synonyms:

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

Similar:

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


Sense 2distended [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Synonyms:

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

Similar:

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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