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distend

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
distenddis‧tend /dɪˈstend/ verb [intransitive, transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 MIto swell or make something swell because of pressure from insidedistended adjective 🔊 a distended stomachdistension /-ˈtenʃən/ noun [uncountable] technical
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distendBut that night, after dinner, he began to groan and Lula noticed that his stomach was distended.His interest would be aroused, his member distended.Watching closely, Davies noticed that as the male pecked, the female's cloaca became pink and distended.His trembling hands reached out toward the old woman, his eyes distended, enraged.That heroine of Assassins had distended her jaws and throat and belly by means of Polymorphine, like a python.Air is introduced into the stomach to distend it for easier visualisation.In congestive heart failure, it is diminished because of low cardiac output and reduced arterial distending pressure.See their gills distend with the movement and the flurry of pectoral fins that give the subtle shunting manoeuvre.
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Verb table
distend
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydistend
he, she, itdistends
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydistended
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave distended
he, she, ithas distended
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad distended
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill distend
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have distended
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam distending
he, she, itis distending
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you, we, theyare distending
Past
I, he, she, itwas distending
you, we, theywere distending
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been distending
he, she, ithas been distending
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been distending
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be distending
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been distending
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