1. [ adjective ] abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
Synonyms: swollen puffed bloated tumescent tumid turgid puffy

"hungry children with bloated stomachs" "he had a grossly distended stomach" "eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids" "swollen hands" "tumescent tissue" "puffy tumid flesh"

Related terms: unhealthy
2. [ adjective ] abnormally expanded or increased in size; (`swollen' is sometimes used in combination)
Synonyms: swollen

"distended wineskins" "the need to clean out swollen inventories" "the raisins were plump and soft and swollen from being soaked" "huge blood-swollen mosquitoes"

Related terms: combining_form expanded
Similar spelling:   distend