distended: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (di-sten'did), [key]
- increased, as in size, volume, etc.; expanded; dilated: the distended nostrils of the terrified horse.
- swollen, by or as by internal pressure, out of normal size or shape; protuberant: distended wineskins; the distended arteries of his neck.
- distended (Thesaurus)