AskDefine | Define distension

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of expanding by pressure from within [syn: distention]
2 the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions [syn: dilatation, distention]

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Alternative spellings


  • /dɪsˈtɛnʃən/, /dIs"tEnS@n/


  1. The act of distending.

Extensive Definition

Distension generally refers to an enlargement or ballooning effect:

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