- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||transitive verb & intransitive verb
||distended, distending, distends
||to swell or cause to swell from, or as if from, internal pressure; balloon.
The child's abdomen was distended, which is a sure sign of severe malnutrition.
- balloon, bloat, puff, swell, tumefy
- constrict, deflate
- similar words:
- bag, blow up, bulge, dilate, enlarge, expand, inflate, protrude
||bag, belly, billow, bulge, enlarge, fill, inflate, magnify, stretch
The word distend
contains the following part:
tend, tent, tens
that means stretch