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It is capable of considerable distension, and after retraction, to allow of the child passing down it from the Womb.
THE MATRON'S MANUAL OF MIDWIFERY, AND THE DISEASES OF WOMEN DURING PREGNANCY AND IN CHILDBEDFREDERICK HOLLICK
It presently reduced the anasarcous swellings, but made no alteration in the distension of the abdomen.
AN ACCOUNT OF THE FOXGLOVE AND SOME OF ITS MEDICAL USESWILLIAM WITHERING
As the distension of the belly had been very great, a swathe was applied, and drawn gradually tighter as the water was evacuated.
AN ACCOUNT OF THE FOXGLOVE AND SOME OF ITS MEDICAL USESWILLIAM WITHERING
This kind of ant has a distension of the abdomen in which honey is stored by the workers for cases of need.
BIRDS AND ALL NATURE, VOL. V, NO. 3, MARCH 1899VARIOUS
His mouth was closed, but his nostrils seemed undergoing a rhythmical contraction and distension most interesting and unusual.
LITTLE TORA, THE SWEDISH SCHOOLMISTRESS AND OTHER STORIESMRS. WOODS BAKER
There is noticeable distension of the joint capsule—a characteristic pendant pouching protrusion.
LAMENESS OF THE HORSEJOHN VICTOR LACROIX
As a result of acute synovitis a chronic synovial distension of the tarsal sheath occurs.
LAMENESS OF THE HORSEJOHN VICTOR LACROIX
Distension of the capsular ligament of the tibial tarsal (tibioastragular) joint with synovia is commonly known as bog spavin.
LAMENESS OF THE HORSEJOHN VICTOR LACROIX
The opposite condition of repletion may also excite wakefulness through painful distension of the stomach and bowels.
INSOMNIA; AND OTHER DISORDERS OF SLEEPHENRY M. LYMAN
The membrane of its great head seemed to bulge with greater distension; the knotted blood-vessels were gorged with purple blood.
WANDL THE INVADERRAYMOND KING CUMMINGS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO DISTENSION

  • addendum
  • addition
  • adjunct
  • amplification
  • annex
  • appendage
  • appendix
  • arm
  • augmentation
  • branch
  • broadening
  • compass
  • continuing
  • delay
  • development
  • dilatation
  • distension
  • elongation
  • expansion
  • extent
  • increase
  • orbit
  • postponement
  • production
  • protraction
  • purview
  • radius
  • reach
  • scope
  • span
  • spread
  • spreading out
  • stretch
  • stretching
  • supplement
  • sweep
  • widening
  • wing
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