(v. t.) To stretch out or extend in all directions; to dilate; to enlarge, as by elasticity of parts; to inflate so as to produce tension; to cause to swell; as, to distend a bladder, the stomach, etc.
(v. i.) To become expanded or inflated; to swell.
(v. t.) To extend in some one direction; to lengthen out; to stretch.
Kelime: dis·tend Söyleniş:di-'stend İşlev:verb Kökeni: Middle English, from Latin distendere, from dis- tendere to stretch -- more at THIN transitive senses 1: EXTEND 2 : to enlarge from internal pressure : SWELL intransitive senses : to become expanded synonym see EXPAND