To extend in some one direction; to lengthen out; to stretch.
To stretch out or extend in all directions; to dilate; to enlarge, as by elasticity of parts; to inflate so as to produce tension; to cause to swell; as, to distend a bladder, the stomach, etc.
To become expanded or inflated; to swell.
become wider; "His pupils were dilated"
cause to expand as it by internal pressure; "The gas distended the animal's body"
swell from or as if from internal pressure; "The distended bellies of the starving cows"
To stretch outward. For example, when the bladder is filled, it is distended.