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Daemon
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distend

(verb) To cause to expand by or as if by internal pressure; dilate.

Synonyms: dilate

Usage: It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent.
Irma Crespo
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Verb 1. distend - become wider; "His pupils were dilated"
≡dilate

↔widen - become broader or wider or more extensive; "The road widened"

2. distend - cause to expand as it by internal pressure; "The gas distended the animal's body"
↔distend - swell from or as if from internal pressure; "The distended bellies of the starving cows"

↔bloat - make bloated or swollen; "Hunger bloated the child's belly"

3. distend - swell from or as if from internal pressure; "The distended bellies of the starving cows"
↔swell up, tumesce, tumefy, intumesce, swell - expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"

↔distend - cause to expand as it by internal pressure; "The gas distended the animal's body"
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