What does distension mean?

Definitions for distension

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word distension.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. distention, distensionnoun

    the act of expanding by pressure from within

  2. dilatation, distension, distentionnoun

    the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions


  1. distensionnoun

    The act of distending.


  1. distension

    Distension refers to the act or state of expanding or swelling out, often due to pressure from within. It is commonly used in a medical context to describe the enlargement or ballooning effect in organs or tissues, often as a result of a buildup of fluid, gas, or other substances.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distensionnoun

    same as Distention

Matched Categories

How to pronounce distension?

How to say distension in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of distension in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of distension in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for distension

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for distension »


Find a translation for the distension definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"distension." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 23 Jul 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/distension>.

Discuss these distension definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for distension? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    not established or confirmed
    A unsealed
    B contiguous
    C ambidextrous
    D eminent

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for distension: