Sentence Examples


  • To drive the air out of this skin by pressing on it, or even by walking on it, would be easy; to fill it again with air by pulling its sides apart with his fingers would be so irksome that he would soon learn to distend it by means of strings.
  • Abdomen: distended, rigid upper abdomen, with absent bowel sounds.
  • Manhattan is grotesquely distended, with out of scale skyscrapers sprouting from the litter-strewn earth like gigantic metallic penises.
  • Several hours elapsed post mortem before this cadaver was frozen and the colon is greatly distended with gas.
  • Some of the blood vessels have collapsed post mortem and the gut lumen is often distended with gas.

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