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Distention

Distention Meaning & Definition
Distention Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Distention?

[n] the act of expanding by pressure from within

Synonyms | Synonyms for Distention: distension

Related Terms | Find terms related to Distention:

See Also | enlargement | expansion

Distention In Webster's Dictionary

\Dis*ten"tion\, n. [L. distentio: cf. F. distension.] 1. The act of distending; the act of stretching in breadth or in all directions; the state of being Distended; as, the distention of the lungs. 2. Breadth; extent or space occupied by the thing distended.

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