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distended

Medtalk Enlarged, bloated. Cf Nondistended.
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The fish, having remained in this distended state for a short time, generally expelled the air and water with considerable force from the branchial apertures and mouth.
Round like a distended balloon, he opened his short, thick arms, as if in a pathetically hopeless attempt to embrace and hug to his breast a self-regenerated universe.
For, there was Bitzer, out of breath, his thin lips parted, his thin nostrils distended, his white eyelashes quivering, his colourless face more colourless than ever, as if he ran himself into a white heat, when other people ran themselves into a glow.
Bumble, who had not yet been admitted by his better half into any greater share of the secret than he had originally possessed, listened to this dialogue with outstretched neck and distended eyes: which he directed towards his wife and Monks, by turns, in undisguised astonishment; increased, if possible, when the latter sternly demanded, what sum was required for the disclosure.
It also staged a lament: The relentless looping of the skater's distended smile and noisy glide evoked the same sense of loss that we have at the replay of historical films, whether those of Zapruder or Ken Burns.
In Installment 5, a young man murders a taxi driver - famously depicted in agonizingly distended detail, underscoring the sheer physical difficulty of murder - and is subsequently executed by the state.
Unfortunately, when the PFIC provisions were enacted, the definition of a PFIC was so distended that it resulted in the classification of many corporations with active businesses as PFICs.
On some scale, such a distended loop would be difficult to distinguish from a pair of infinitely long cosmic stings.
He lost two and a half stone and could not stand up because of a distended stomach while in hospital.
Playing the hefty inventor Sherman Klump and his whole extended, distended family, as well as his hyper-obnoxious id monster Buddy Love, Murphy does the impossible on several counts.
Measurements were taken of pressure changes occurring when the stomach distended, and gastric volume after a 300 calorie liquid meal.
Nearly every painting harbors seductive pockets of abstraction; in Inspiration, a woman strains so diligently for divine guidance that a thick gray cloud forms around her head like a dirty halo and her belly becomes a distended palimpsest of thick whorls of paint.