AskDefine | Define distention

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distention

Noun

1 the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions [syn: dilatation, distension]
2 the act of expanding by pressure from within [syn: distension]

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Pronunciation

  • /dɪsˈtɛnʃən/, /dIs"tEnS@n/

Noun

  1. The act of distending.
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