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distendverb [I]

uk   /dɪˈstend/ us   /dɪˈstend/
(usually of the stomach or other part of the body) to swell and become large (as if) by pressure from inside: In the refugee centres we saw many children whose stomachs were distended because of lack of food.

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Stretching the body
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noun [U] uk   /dɪˈsten.ʃən/ us   /dɪˈsten.ʃən/ specialized
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