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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.
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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
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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.
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di·late

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

verb
To express at greater length or in greater detail:
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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
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dilate

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

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

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

vt. dilatar, expandir.
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dilate

vt, vi dilatar(se)
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