Origin of distention
OTHER WORDS FROM distentionhy·per·dis·ten·tion, nouno·ver·dis·ten·tion, nounsu·per·dis·ten·tion, noun
How to use distention in a sentence
It is capable of considerable distension, and after retraction, to allow of the child passing down it from the Womb.
It presently reduced the anasarcous swellings, but made no alteration in the distension of the abdomen.
As the distension of the belly had been very great, a swathe was applied, and drawn gradually tighter as the water was evacuated.
This kind of ant has a distension of the abdomen in which honey is stored by the workers for cases of need.
His mouth was closed, but his nostrils seemed undergoing a rhythmical contraction and distension most interesting and unusual.Little Tora, The Swedish Schoolmistress and Other Stories|Mrs. Woods Baker