distended

[ dih-sten-did ]
/ dɪˈstɛn dɪd /

adjective

increased, as in size, volume, etc.; expanded; dilated: the distended nostrils of the terrified horse.
swollen, by or as by internal pressure, out of normal size or shape; protuberant: distended wineskins; the distended arteries of his neck.

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Origin of distended

First recorded in 1590–1600; distend + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM distended

dis·tend·ed·ly, adverbdis·tend·ed·ness, noun
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