1 the act of expanding by pressure from within [syn: distention]
- /dɪsˈtɛnʃən/, /dIs"tEnS@n/
- The act of distending.
Distension generally refers to an enlargement or ballooning effect:
bloat, bloatedness, bloating, blowing up, boil, breaking point, bump, bunion, carbuncle, corn, cyst, diastole, dilatation, dilation, dropsy, edema, extension, extreme tension, flatulence, flatulency, flatus, furuncle, gassiness, inflation, intumescence, lump, meteorism, overdistension, overdrawing, overexpansion, overextension, overstrain, overstraining, overstretching, pimple, pock, puff, puffiness, puffing, pustule, rising, sebaceous cyst, snapping point, strain, straining, stretch, stretching, swell, swellage, swelling, swollenness, tension, tumefaction, tumescence, tumidity, tumidness, tumor, turgescence, turgescency, turgidity, turgidness, tympanism, tympany, wen, windiness