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Definition of distend:

  1. To become expanded or inflated; to swell.
  2. To extend in some one direction; to lengthen out; to stretch.
  3. To stretch out or extend in all directions; to dilate; to enlarge, as by elasticity of parts; to inflate so as to produce tension; to cause to swell; as, to distend a bladder, the stomach, etc.

Synonyms:

exposit, expound, expatiate, elaborate, flesh out, study at expand, lucubrate.

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