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Another word for distend

      1. (Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
      2. To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
      3. To become larger; grow or swell.
      1. To make or become wide or wider.
      2. (Intransitive) To become wide or wider.
      3. To let out clothes to a larger size.
      1. To increase or raise beyond what is normal or valid
      2. To blow full or swell out as with air or gas; distend; expand; dilate
      3. To become inflated; swell
      1. To speak or write at length or in detail:
      2. To work out or show the full form of (a contraction, mathematical equation, etc.)
      3. To become expanded; spread out, unfold, enlarge, etc.