Definition of distend verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

distend

 verb
verb
NAmE//dɪˈstɛnd//
 
[transitive, intransitive]distend (something)(formal or medical)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they distend
 
he / she / it distends
 
past simple distended
 
-ing form distending
 
 
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to swell or make something swell because of pressure from inside starving children with huge distended bellies
NAmE//dɪˈstɛnʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] distension of the stomach
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