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distend - Dictionary definition and meaning for word distend

(verb) become wider
Synonyms : dilate
Example Sentence
  • His pupils were dilated

(verb) cause to expand as it by internal pressure
Example Sentence
  • The gas distended the animal's body

(verb) swell from or as if from internal pressure
Example Sentence
  • The distended bellies of the starving cows

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for distend

try to relate it with dis means distance and extend means to expand.
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by kaustubh

This(DIS) Tent(TEND) can expand easily
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by dexters

dis(apart) + tend(stretch) So distend means to stretch apart or expand.
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by jobin_mathew

stend- take it as stem. stem generally expands or swell out ,wen there is a clot of water ..
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by sriharisharma

Imagine DISTance from an END ->Extend;Wider;swell out
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by wsquare

TENDancy to DISassociate=DISTEND
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by bharath8421

Distend-or this tond(belly) has expanded
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by nippi86

close to distance...reserved people stay at a distance (secondary meaning of distant is reserved or aloof)
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by mon_m

Tendentiousness (tend) towards distant (dis); Therefore reach the distant.
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by shaktipada

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