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Definition of distention:

  1. The act of distending; the state of being distended; space occupied by the thing distended.

Common misspellings for distention:

disention, destention, ditention.

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Examples of usage for distention:

  1. The distention by which he began to express his emotion appeared to be increasing; his slender throat swelled as his cheeks puffed. – Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington
  2. There was a distention of eyeballs and a pulpy shapelessness to her body which gave the impression of advanced physical deterioration- that peculiar kind of breaking down, often noticeable among psychics of long practice. – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
  3. In his zeal of practice and desire to attain a perfectly independent action for each finger on the piano, Schumann devised some machinery, the result of which was to weaken the sinews of his third finger by undue distention – The Great German Composers by George T. Ferris
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