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distemper any of various infectious viral diseases affecting mammals, characterized by fever and by diarrhea, vomiting and loss of appetite in dogs and cats, and respiratory difficulties in horses. [2 definitions]
distend to swell or cause to swell from, or as if from, internal pressure; balloon.
distention the act of stretching or swelling, or the condition of being so enlarged.
distich two successive lines of verse, usu. forming a self-contained statement; couplet.
distill to subject (a substance) to heat to the point of vaporization, and then to cooling to produce condensation. [5 definitions]
distillate the liquid produced by vaporization followed by condensation. [2 definitions]
distillation the process of heating a substance to produce a vapor, which is then cooled and condensed, in order to purify, concentrate, or extract components from the substance. [2 definitions]
distiller one that distills. [2 definitions]
distillery a factory or business establishment where alcoholic liquors are made by distillation.
distinct clearly different or set apart; separate (often fol. by from). [4 definitions]
distinction a mark or feature that distinguishes or sets apart; difference. [3 definitions]
distinctive serving to set apart or mark as distinct or unusual.
distinctly in a clear or distinct way. [2 definitions]
distingué having an impressive or distinguished manner or appearance.
distinguish to correctly discern the identity of (each of two or more things) by recognizing how they are different (often fol. by from). [5 definitions]
distinguishable combined form of distinguish.
distinguished marked by excellence or renown; eminent. [2 definitions]
distome any of various parasitic flatworms that have two suckers, one at the front and the other at the rear of the underside.
distort to twist out of shape; deform the appearance or functioning of. [2 definitions]
distortion the act of distorting or condition of being distorted. [2 definitions]
distract to divert the attention of. [2 definitions]