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distension

noun dis·ten·sion \di-ˈsten(t)-shən\

Definition of distension

  1. :  the act of distending or the state of being distended especially unduly or abnormally



Variants of distension

or distention play \di-ˈsten(t)-shən\

Origin of distension

Middle English distensioun, from Latin distention-, distentio, from distendere


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with distension


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distension

noun dis·ten·sion

Medical Definition of distension

  1. :  the act of distending or the state of being distended especially unduly or abnormally <no noticeable distension of the abdomen—Benjamin Spock>



Variants of distension

or distention \dis-ˈten-chən\play

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