superdistention

distention

[dih-sten-shuhn]
noun
the act of distending or the state of being distended.
Also, distension.


Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English distensioun < Latin distentiōn- (stem of distentiō), equivalent to distent(us) distent + -iōn- -ion

hyperdistention, noun
overdistention, noun
superdistention, noun
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distention dis·ten·tion or dis·ten·sion (dĭ-stěn'shən)
n.
The act of distending or the state of being distended.

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