Definitions for dilatedaɪˈleɪt, dɪ-, ˈdaɪ leɪt

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  1. dilate, distend(verb)

    become wider

    "His pupils were dilated"

  2. 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"

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  1. dilate(Verb)

    To enlarge; to make bigger.

    The eye doctor put drops in my eye to dilate the pupil so he could see the nerve better.

  2. dilate(Verb)

    To become wider or larger; to expand.

  3. Origin: From Old (and modern) French dilater, from Latin dilatare ‘spread out’, from di- + latus ‘wide’.

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  1. Dilate(verb)

    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

  2. Dilate(verb)

    to enlarge upon; to relate at large; to tell copiously or diffusely

  3. Dilate(verb)

    to grow wide; to expand; to swell or extend in all directions

  4. Dilate(verb)

    to speak largely and copiously; to dwell in narration; to enlarge; -- with on or upon

  5. Dilate(adj)

    extensive; expanded

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  1. Dilate

    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".

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  1. tailed

  2. detail


Translations for dilate

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  • разширявам се, разтварям, разпростирам се, разширявамBulgarian
  • dilatar, dilatarseSpanish
  • laajentaa, laajentua, laajetaFinnish
  • se dilater, dilaterFrench
  • dilatarIdo
  • dilatatie, uitzettenDutch
  • rozszerzaćPolish
  • expandir, dilatarPortuguese

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