V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: to expand, extend, or swell, especially from internal pressure
Synonyms: swell, balloon, puff, enlarge, expand, extend
Tips: Distend comes from the Latin distendere, which means "to stretch apart." It is often used to denote a person's stomach expanding or bloating. See also: the noun distention.
Their bellies will distend from starvation if there is no relief sent in the time of famine. (swell, enlarge)
Frogs often distend their throats when they croak. (puff, balloon)
When the hot air balloon distends with air, it will begin to rise. (expands, swells)
You can't tell I'm pregnant just yet, but my belly will soon begin to distend. (swell, expand)
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