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dɪˈstɛn ʃəndis·ten·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dilatation, distension, distentionnoun

    the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions

  2. distention, distensionnoun

    the act of expanding by pressure from within


  1. distentionnoun

    The act of distending.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distentionnoun

    the act of distending; the act of stretching in breadth or in all directions; the state of being Distended; as, the distention of the lungs

    Etymology: [L. distentio: cf. F. distension.]

  2. Distentionnoun

    breadth; extent or space occupied by the thing distended

    Etymology: [L. distentio: cf. F. distension.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of distention in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of distention in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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    In this scenario, the growling can be associated with gas, flatulence and distention of the abdomen.

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  • διαστολή, διάτασηGreek

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