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Definition of "distension" [dis•ten•sion]

  • The act of distending. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "distension" in a sentence
  • "As a bloated corpse swells and its distended belly explodes, sending guts flying and Booth retching, Bones does a happy dance: You rarely get to actually see a body rupture from distension."
  • "During this first seventy-two hours, she does not pass urine and her bladder distension only worsens, so I press a needle into her abdomen just above the pubic bone."
  • "It was at that point that his abdomen expanded, little by little, darkening toward blackness as the distension increased."