"His pupils were dilated"
elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate(verb)
add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
"She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
To enlarge; to make bigger.
The eye doctor put drops in my eye to dilate the pupil so he could see the nerve better.
To become wider or larger; to expand.
Origin: From Old (and modern) French dilater, from Latin dilatare ‘spread out’, from di- + latus ‘wide’.
to expand; to distend; to enlarge or extend in all directions; to swell; -- opposed to contract; as, the air dilates the lungs; air is dilated by increase of heat
to enlarge upon; to relate at large; to tell copiously or diffusely
to grow wide; to expand; to swell or extend in all directions
to speak largely and copiously; to dwell in narration; to enlarge; -- with on or upon
Dilate is the seventh studio album by singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco, released in 1996. Dilate is her highest-selling and most critically acclaimed record, with U.S. sales of over 480,000 units according to SoundScan. In 2011, Slant Magazine placed the album at #67 on its list of "The 100 Best Albums of 1990s".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
di-lāt′, v.t. to spread out in all directions: to enlarge: the opposite of contract.—v.i. to widen: to swell out: to speak at length.—ns. Dilātabil′ity, Dilāt′ancy, Dilatā′tion, Dilā′tion, expansion.—adjs. Dilāt′able, that may be dilated or expanded; Dilā′tant.—ns. Dī′latātor, Dilāt′or, Dilāt′er.—adj. Dilāt′ive. [L. dilatus (used as pa.p. of differre), from di (= dis), apart, and latus, borne.]
The numerical value of dilate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of dilate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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If you use the drops on a regular basis, your body will adapt to the drops, then when you stop, you end up getting a rebound effect where your blood vessels dilate and your eyes start to look red.
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