- v. present participle of distend.
“She saw a pipe and the skin distending, and heard the sound.”
“When Tommy learned that "distending" meant that his stomach was being stretched, he was delighted.”
“I saw the film again a couple of nights ago at the premiere and ... my God, my lips are like the lips of a horse, kind of distending independently away from my face and trying to encompass the lower half of hers.”
“The baby boomers were a population frog moving through the snake of American cultural history, distending its shape by the outsize percentage of the population they represented.”
“Physiologically this large drink will also contribute to some health issues, distending the stomach to twice its regular size.”
“George regarded him silently, his nostrils distending and his lean fingers unconsciously crooking like an eagle's talons about to clutch.”
“The man on the right was only slightly taller than Tara, a beer belly distending the stylized pattern of hibiscus flowers on his Hawaiian shirt.”
“The toxin - called cytolethal distending toxin, or CDT - appears to affect the nerve cells that control the muscles in the gut, weakening the "cleaning waves" and leading to the chronic problems of IBS.”
“Back at home, Olivia and Father took a long, slow walk around the neighborhood to try to tamp down the dinner still distending their stomachs.”
“He stiffened under her gaze, his length distending.”
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