|1.||[ verb ] become wider|
"His pupils were dilated"
|Related terms:||widen distention dilator dilator dilatation dilater dilation|
|2.||[ verb ] swell from or as if from internal pressure|
"The distended bellies of the starving cows"
|Related terms:||swell dilatation|
|3.||[ verb ] cause to expand as it by internal pressure|
"The gas distended the animal's body"
|4.||[ verb ] expand abnormally|
|Synonyms:||swell tumefy intumesce tumesce swell_up|
"The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
|Related terms:||expand blister bloat puff belly swelling tumefaction|