Origin of distended
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of distend
Examples from the Web for distended
In one case the fluid would not flow in, and only distended the veins of the arm injected.
It should be noticed whether the abdomen is normal or whether it is distended and hard.
The cat followed him with distended eyes as he crossed the room and disappeared through the street door.McTeague|Frank Norris
A pallor as of the other world overspread her swarthy face; her features were distended.King of Camargue|Jean Aicard
Even their peachy cheeks were puffed out and distended, as though they ought of right to be performing on celestial trumpets.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit|Charles Dickens