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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·ten·tion /dɪˈstɛn(t)ʃən/
 膨脹;延伸

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 dis·ten·tion /dɪsˈtɛnʧən/ 名詞
 膨脹,擴張

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·ten·tion n.
 1. The act of distending; the act of stretching in breadth or in all directions; the state of being Distended; as, the distention of the lungs.
 2. Breadth; extent or space occupied by the thing distended.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 distention
      n 1: the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions [syn:
           dilatation, distension]
      2: the act of expanding by pressure from within [syn: distension]