Definitions for dilatationˌdɪl əˈteɪ ʃən, ˌdaɪ lə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dil•a•ta•tionˌdɪl əˈteɪ ʃən, ˌdaɪ lə-(n.)

also dilation

  1. a dilated formation or part.

  2. an abnormal enlargement of an organ, aperture, or canal of the body.

    Category: Pathology

  3. an enlargement made in a body aperture or canal for surgical or medical treatment. a restoration to normal patency of an abnormally small body opening or passageway.

    Category: Surgery

Origin of dilatation:

1350–1400; ME (< OF) < L


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dilatation, distension, distention(noun)

    the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions

  2. dilation, dilatation(noun)

    the act of expanding an aperture

    "the dilation of the pupil of the eye"


  1. dilatation(Noun)

    Prolixity; diffuse discourse.

  2. dilatation(Noun)

    The act of dilating; expansion; an enlarging on all sides; the state of being dilated; dilation.

  3. dilatation(Noun)

    A dilation or enlargement of a canal or other organ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dilatation(noun)

    prolixity; diffuse discourse

  2. Dilatation(noun)

    the act of dilating; expansion; an enlarging on al/ sides; the state of being dilated; dilation

  3. Dilatation(noun)

    a dilation or enlargement of a canal or other organ

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Dilatation

    The act of dilating.

Translations for dilatation

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act of enlarging or state of being enlarged

Enlargement of the glands in the neck is usually a sign of illness.

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