2. To stretch out or extend in all directions; to dilate; to enlarge, as by elasticity of parts; to inflate so as to produce tension; to cause to swell; as, to distend a bladder, the stomach, etc. The warmth distends the chinks. (Dryden)
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... to a diet to help clean out your colon? One possibility that you may have overlooked are parasites (worms) in your intestine. Tapeworms can distend the stomach making the afflicted person look pregnant. They can also cause other symptoms because they live off the nutrition that you eat. ...
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