distend

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Synonyms for distend

Synonyms for distend

become wider

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cause to expand as it by internal pressure

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swell from or as if from internal pressure

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In some cases the stomach merely distends with gas and does not twist or bloat.
One orbit later, according to the simulations, Saturn's tug distends the region from which the strands were stolen, creating the channels seen in the Cassini images.
Like the cartoon snake that swallows some distinctively shaped object and distends into the same form, the tributary artwork consumes the object of its admiration, cloaking it with its own skin.
Morphine distends these ducts, thereby enhancing visualization of the structures in images produced by magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), Dr.
First, TEI questions the Treasury's authority to issue the Notice, which significantly distends the branch rule set forth in the Internal Revenue Code.