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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

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  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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Numerology

  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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  1. Shawn Khodadadian:

    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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