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Definition of "distended" [distended]

  • Simple past tense and past participle of distend. (verb)
  • Extended or expanded, as from internal pressure; swollen. (adjective)
  • Gravid. (adjective)

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Use "distended" in a sentence
  • "Needle-like tools used to drain distended bladders are unnerving."
  • "The best course would seem to be -- and such is in accordance with the experience of the most successful stock-raisers -- to milk the cow dry immediately after the calf has sucked once, especially if the udder is painfully distended, which is often the case, and to leave the calf with the cow during one day, and after that to feed it by putting the fingers into its mouth, and gently bringing its muzzle down to the milk in a pail or trough when it will imbibe in sucking the fingers."
  • "-- [R.L. S.] {174a} This is an incurable illusion of my grandfather's; he always writes 'distended' for 'extended.'"