Synonyms for distend

Synonyms for (verb) distend

Synonyms: distend

Definition: swell from or as if from internal pressure

Usage: The distended bellies of the starving cows

Similar words: intumesce, tumefy, tumesce, swell, swell up

Definition: expand abnormally

Usage: The bellies of the starving children are swelling


Synonyms: distend

Definition: cause to expand as it by internal pressure

Usage: The gas distended the animal's body

Similar words: bloat

Definition: make bloated or swollen

Usage: Hunger bloated the child's belly


Synonyms: distend, dilate

Definition: become wider

Usage: His pupils were dilated

Similar words: widen

Definition: become broader or wider or more extensive

Usage: The road widened