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synonyms for distention

  • bulge
  • enlargement
  • expansion
  • increase
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antonyms for distention

MOST RELEVANT
  • decrease
  • lessening
  • shrinkage
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How to use distention in a sentence

If the heat be insufficient, a drying up instead of a natural distention ensues.
DIRECTIONS FOR COLLECTING AND PRESERVING INSECTSC. V. RILEY
And this extended upward without first producing any great distention of the synovial sack under the patella.
REPORT ON SURGERY TO THE SANTA CLARA COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETYJOSEPH BRADFORD COX
This seems to be due to the distention of the stomach, either by gas or by liquid.
PSYCHOTHERAPYJAMES J. WALSH
The other is by the contraction and distention of the midriff or diaphragm.
THE YOUNG PRIEST'S KEEPSAKEMICHAEL PHELAN
In every bruise the small blood vessels are ruptured, and the blood collects in the tissues causing distention, swelling and pain.
THE EUGENIC MARRIAGE, VOLUME IV. (OF IV.)GRANT HAGUE
However, according to Dr. Watson, it is capable of distention to a certain extent.
NATURAL HISTORY OF THE MAMMALIA OF INDIA AND CEYLONROBERT A. STERNDALE
Pray leave off wine:—the stomach is quite at rest; no heartburn, no pain, no distention.
NINETEEN CENTURIES OF DRINK IN ENGLANDRICHARD VALPY FRENCH
In neither case is it easy to imagine effective distention produced by the seething even of "the multitudinous blood."
HARVEY'S VIEWS ON THE USE OF THE CIRCULATION OF THE BLOODJOHN G. CURTIS
In sheep the post-mortem examination showed paleness, anmia of the muscles, and great distention of the abdomen.
BARIUM, A CAUSE OF THE LOCO-WEED DISEASEALBERT CORNELIUS CRAWFORD
The accumulation existing in the colon leads to a sense of distention and uneasiness in the abdomen.
INTESTINAL ILLSALCINOUS BURTON JAMISON
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WORDS RELATED TO DISTENTION

  • appendage
  • bagginess
  • blob
  • bump
  • bunch
  • convexity
  • dilation
  • distention
  • excess
  • excrescence
  • gibbosity
  • growth
  • hump
  • intumescence
  • jut
  • lump
  • nodulation
  • nodule
  • outgrowth
  • outthrust
  • projection
  • prominence
  • promontory
  • protrusion
  • protuberance
  • sac
  • sagging
  • salience
  • salient
  • superfluity
  • swelling
  • tuberosity
  • tumefaction
  • tumor
  • wart
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