All the blood in him seemed to rush to his head and distend the veins there.
To distend is to stretch apart or spread in all directions; to dilate, to expand.
It would be good practice to distend the sac after discharge of pus by injecting into it a solution of carbolic acid.
It does not distend the stomach properly, nor call into use its ruminating habits.
His stomach, distend it as he will—it is very small—resents being distended.
Why do connoisseurs of wines close their mouths and distend their chins for a few seconds, when tasting wines?
It may discharge into the epiglotto-pharyngeal fold, and thence reach and distend the epiglottis.
The chivalrous sentiments of war fire his eye, distend his breast, and give erectness to his figure.
Come to my help, and with thy stiffening breath Clog their strain'd helms, distend their limbs indeath.
Uttering no sound, he seemed to distend, as if he had suddenly become a pneumatic boy under dangerous pressure.
distend di·stend (dĭ-stěnd')
v. dis·tend·ed, dis·tend·ing, dis·tends
To swell out or expand or cause to swell out or expand from or as if from internal pressure.