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di·late

 (dī-lāt′, dī′lāt′)
v. di·lat·ed, di·lat·ing, di·lates
v.tr.
To make wider or larger; cause to expand.
v.intr.
1. To become wider or larger; expand.
2. To speak or write at great length on a subject; expatiate.

[Middle English dilaten, from Old French dilater, from Latin dīlātāre, to enlarge : dī-, dis-, apart; see dis- + lātus, wide.]

di·lat′a·bil′i·ty n.
di·lat′a·ble adj.
di·lat′a·bly adv.
di·la′tive adj.

dilate

(daɪˈleɪt; dɪ-)
vb
1. (Medicine) to expand or cause to expand; make or become wider or larger: the pupil of the eye dilates in the dark.
2. (intr; often foll by on or upon) to speak or write at length; expand or enlarge
[C14: from Latin dīlātāre to spread out, amplify, from dis- apart + lātus wide]
diˈlatable adj
diˌlataˈbility, diˈlatableness n
diˈlation, dilatation n
ˌdilaˈtational adj
dilative adj

di•late

(daɪˈleɪt, dɪ-, ˈdaɪ leɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.t.
1. to make wider or larger; expand: to dilate the pupils of the eyes.
2. Archaic. to describe or develop at length.
v.i.
3. to spread out; expand.
4. to speak or write at length; expatiate (often fol. by on or upon).
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French dilater, Latin dīlātāre to spread out]
di•lat′a•ble, adj.
di•lat`a•bil′i•ty, n.
di•la′tive, adj.

di·late

(dī-lāt′, dī′lāt′)
To widen or expand a body part: The pupils of the eye dilate in the dark.

dilate


Past participle: dilated
Gerund: dilating

Imperative
dilate
dilate
Present
I dilate
you dilate
he/she/it dilates
we dilate
you dilate
they dilate
Preterite
I dilated
you dilated
he/she/it dilated
we dilated
you dilated
they dilated
Present Continuous
I am dilating
you are dilating
he/she/it is dilating
we are dilating
you are dilating
they are dilating
Present Perfect
I have dilated
you have dilated
he/she/it has dilated
we have dilated
you have dilated
they have dilated
Past Continuous
I was dilating
you were dilating
he/she/it was dilating
we were dilating
you were dilating
they were dilating
Past Perfect
I had dilated
you had dilated
he/she/it had dilated
we had dilated
you had dilated
they had dilated
Future
I will dilate
you will dilate
he/she/it will dilate
we will dilate
you will dilate
they will dilate
Future Perfect
I will have dilated
you will have dilated
he/she/it will have dilated
we will have dilated
you will have dilated
they will have dilated
Future Continuous
I will be dilating
you will be dilating
he/she/it will be dilating
we will be dilating
you will be dilating
they will be dilating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dilating
you have been dilating
he/she/it has been dilating
we have been dilating
you have been dilating
they have been dilating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dilating
you will have been dilating
he/she/it will have been dilating
we will have been dilating
you will have been dilating
they will have been dilating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dilating
you had been dilating
he/she/it had been dilating
we had been dilating
you had been dilating
they had been dilating
Conditional
I would dilate
you would dilate
he/she/it would dilate
we would dilate
you would dilate
they would dilate
Past Conditional
I would have dilated
you would have dilated
he/she/it would have dilated
we would have dilated
you would have dilated
they would have dilated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dilate - become wider; "His pupils were dilated"
widen - become broader or wider or more extensive; "The road widened"
2.dilate - 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"
clarify, clear up, elucidate - make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"
detail - provide details for
exposit, set forth, expound - state; "set forth one's reasons"
illustrate, instance, exemplify - clarify by giving an example of
particularise, particularize, specialise, specialize, specify - be specific about; "Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?"

dilate

verb enlarge, extend, stretch, expand, swell, widen, broaden, puff out, distend The pupils dilate to let in more light.
contract, narrow, shrink, compress, constrict

dilate

verb
To express at greater length or in greater detail:
Translations
يَتَوَسَّع
rozšířit
udspile
dilatierenerweitern
kitágultágul
víkka, stækka
išsiplėsti
ieplestizplestizplesties
büyü mek

dilate

[daɪˈleɪt]
A. VI
1. [veins, pupils, cervix] → dilatarse
2. (frm) (= expatiate) to dilate (up)on sthexplayarse sobre algo
B. VTdilatar
her pupils were dilatedtenía las pupilas dilatadas

dilate

[dɪˈleɪt daɪˈleɪt]
vt [+ pupils, blood vessel, cervix] → dilater
vi [pupils, blood vessel, cervix] → se dilater

dilate

vtweiten, dehnen; dilated pupilserweiterte Pupillen pl
visich weiten, sich dehnen; (pupils)sich erweitern; to dilate (up)on (= talk at length)sich verbreiten über (+acc)

dilate

[daɪˈleɪt]
1. vi (pupils, eyes, cervix) → dilatarsi
2. vtdilatare

dilate

(daiˈleit) verb
to make or become larger. The sudden darkness made the pupils of his eyes dilate.

di·late

vt. dilatar, expandir.

dilate

vt, vi dilatar(se)
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On the other hand, the stately form of the Norman appeared to dilate in magnitude, like that of the eagle, which ruffles up its plumage when about to pounce on its defenceless prey.
Besides, I wish such persons to observe that the grand artery and the arterial vein are of much harder and firmer texture than the venous artery and the hollow vein; and that the two last expand before entering the heart, and there form, as it were, two pouches denominated the auricles of the heart, which are composed of a substance similar to that of the heart itself; and that there is always more warmth in the heart than in any other part of the body- and finally, that this heat is capable of causing any drop of blood that passes into the cavities rapidly to expand and dilate, just as all liquors do when allowed to fall drop by drop into a highly heated vessel.
It is equally unnecessary to dilate on the appointment of senators by the State legislatures.
After the soup the maid brought a boiled fowl--a piece of magnificence which caused the eyes of the diners to dilate in such a manner that they seemed ready to burst.
exclaimed Caderousse, whose countenance flushed darkly as he caught the penetrating gaze of the abbe fixed on him, while the clear, calm eye of the questioner seemed to dilate with feverish scrutiny.
On the subject of his Petinka, as he called him, the poor old man could never sufficiently rhapsodise and dilate.
The tamest inhabitant of cities, the veriest spoiled child of civilization, feels his heart dilate and his pulse beat high on finding himself on horseback in the glorious wilderness; what then must be the excitement of one whose imagination had been stimulated by a residence on the frontier, and to whom the wilderness was a region of romance!
Kory-Kory, I mean thee no harm in what I say in regard to thy outward adornings; but they were a little curious to my unaccustomed sight, and therefore I dilate upon them.
I might here - if it so pleased me - dilate upon the matter of habiliment, and other mere circumstances of the external metaphysician.
His nostrils seemed to dilate with a purely animal lust for the chase, and his mind was so absolutely concentrated upon the matter before him that a question or remark fell unheeded upon his ears, or, at the most, only provoked a quick, impatient snarl in reply.
However, were the forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet of gas of which we speak, all introduced into the balloon, it would be entirely filled; but that would not do, because, as the balloon continued to mount into the more rarefied layers of the atmosphere, the gas within would dilate, and soon burst the cover containing it.