distention distention

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
  2. (n) the act of expanding by pressure from within

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Sometimes women have a spasmodic abdominal distention.
  2. Victims of celiaca cannot utilize fats and carbohydrates; most sugars ferment in their intestines, cause enormous distention of the abdomen.
  3. Some of these patients, suffering from anxiety, could not expel all the air by belching, and retained so much that it caused painful distention in the gastrointestinal tract.

News

  • Links 9/17/13

    Slow-motion world for small animals BBC. Hah! Time distention! Sometimes I am lucky and get it right before I need to get up.
    on September 17, 2013     Source: Naked Capitalism

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