distended

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin distendō (I stretch out, extend). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈstɛndɪd/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: dis‧tend‧ed
  • Rhymes: -ɛndɪd

Adjective[edit]

distended (comparative more distended, superlative most distended)

  1. Extended or expanded, as from internal pressure; swollen.
  2. (biology) gravid.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

distended

  1. simple past tense and past participle of distend

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

distended

  1. second-person plural imperative of distender