distended


distended
distendedly, adv.distendedness, n.
/di sten"did/, adj.
1. increased, as in size, volume, etc.; expanded; dilated: the distended nostrils of the terrified horse.
2. swollen, by or as by internal pressure, out of normal size or shape; protuberant: distended wineskins; the distended arteries of his neck.
[1590-1600; DISTEND + -ED2]

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