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distend

  

      vb  
1    to expand or be expanded by or as if by pressure from within; swell; inflate  
2    tr   to stretch out or extend  
3    tr   to magnify in importance; exaggerate  
     (C14: from Latin distendere, from dis-1 + tendere to stretch)  
  distender      n  
  distensible      adj  
  distensibility      n  
  distension, distention      n  
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distend

  
  
balloon, bloat, bulge, dilate, enlarge, expand, increase, inflate, puff, stretch, swell, widen  

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