distention

or dis·ten·sion

[ dih-sten-shuhn ]
/ dɪˈstɛn ʃən /

noun

the act of distending or the state of being distended.

QUIZZES

GEE WHILLIKERS! WAIT TILL YOU SEE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Do you remember all the words from last week, September 21–27, 2020? Then this quiz should be butyraceous.
Question 1 of 7
What does “yare” mean?

Origin of distention

1375–1425; late Middle English distensioun<Latin distentiōn- (stem of distentiō), equivalent to distent(us) distent + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM distention

hy·per·dis·ten·tion, nouno·ver·dis·ten·tion, nounsu·per·dis·ten·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for distention

Medical definitions for distention

distention

n.

The act of distending or the state of being distended.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.