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dis tend

  • v  become wider
  • v  cause to expand as it by internal pressure
    The gas distended the animal's body
  • v  swell from or as if from internal pressure
    The distended bellies of the starving cows

  • The distended bellies of the starving cows was a very ugly sight.
  • Consider the ancient practice of foot binding in China, or the stacked, brass coils used to distend the necks of Karen women.
  • Though businessmen hailed the defense-spending raises that helped fire recovery, they complain that the Administration's welfare programs will not only distend the budget and .

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