You will find it impossible to breathe, for the muscles of your chest will distend the ribs.
All the blood in him seemed to rush to his head and distend the veins there.
To distend is to stretch apart or spread in all directions; to dilate, to expand.
Furl—To roll up and make sails fast so that the wind cannot distend them.
He could talk now, could distend his nerves in the ...