The bey turned to Aime with a smile that was the lifting of a lip and the distention of his nostrils.
But the distention evoked a long wail which was at once drowned in another one.
The inflammation of its tunic is an effect of this distention and of the consequent pressure against the adjacent parts.
This seems to be due to the distention of the stomach, either by gas or by liquid.
The larv are hatched in the abdomen of the female, which is capable of distention.
Emphysema is a distention of the tissues with air or other gases.
The other is by the contraction and distention of the midriff or diaphragm.
In the stages of echoing fear, yawning occurs, and the distention of the pupils may be noticed as the emotion develops.
A few sensitive individuals are annoyed by a sense of weight and a feeling of distention from congestion in connection with it.
distention of the seminal vesicles with a superabundance of seminal fluid also acts as a source of irritation.
also distension, early 15c., from Middle French distension and directly from Latin distensionem (nominative distensio, distentio), noun of action from past participle stem of distendere (see distend).
distention dis·ten·tion or dis·ten·sion (dĭ-stěn'shən)
The act of distending or the state of being distended.