Synonyms of distend
- 1. dilate, distend, widen
- usage: become wider; "His pupils were dilated"
- 2. distend, bloat
- usage: cause to expand as it by internal pressure; "The gas distended the animal's body"
- 3. distend, swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce
- usage: swell from or as if from internal pressure; "The distended bellies of the starving cows"
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