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Antonyms for distend
dɪˈstɛnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dilate, distend(verb)

    become wider

    "His pupils were dilated"

    Synonyms:
    elaborate, expatiate, dilate, flesh out, expound, expand, lucubrate, enlarge, exposit

  2. distend(verb)

    cause to expand as it by internal pressure

    "The gas distended the animal's body"

    Synonyms:
    dilate

  3. distend(verb)

    swell from or as if from internal pressure

    "The distended bellies of the starving cows"

    Synonyms:
    dilate

How to use distend in a sentence?

  1. Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio:

    De temps en temps il s'arrête de mâcher son chewing-gum, il entrouve ses lèvres et il souffle une bulle. La bulle verte se gonfle, se distend, puis elle explose avec un bruit sec. On appelle ça un bubble-gum.

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    Which of the following terms is not a synonym of "spread out"?
    • A. dissipate
    • B. circularise
    • C. concentrated
    • D. unfold

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