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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.
Translations
References in classic literature ?
There were some men's eyes that dilated in the darkness and shone like stars or like cats' eyes.
He seemed to see the fat Kentish fields with their stately elms; and his nostrils dilated with the scent of the air; it is laden with the salt of the North Sea, and that makes it keen and sharp.
Michael sat on his haunches, the length of his lower jaw resting on Daughtry's knee, the while his eyes dilated, contracted and glowed, his ears ever pricking and repricking to listen, his stump tail thumping ecstatically on the floor.
Vronsky patted her strong neck, straightened over her sharp withers a stray lock of her mane that had fallen on the other side, and moved his face near her dilated nostrils, transparent as a bat's wing.
But as soon as two drops of blood have thus passed, one into each of the cavities, these drops which cannot but be very large, because the orifices through which they pass are wide, and the vessels from which they come full of blood, are immediately rarefied, and dilated by the heat they meet with.
She, however, having groped in dark cupboards, must have had her pupils sufficiently dilated to have seen that I had my hat on my head.
But when I ventured at last to look at her face I saw her flushed, her teeth clenched - it was visible - her nostrils dilated, and in her narrow, level-glancing eyes a look of inward and frightened ecstasy.
But, doubtless, this noble savage fed strong and drank deep of the abounding element of air; and through his dilated nostrils snuffed in the sublime life of the worlds.
It may be because of sequel of myocarditis, metabolic causes, storage disorder, congenital heart disease or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
Darren Gibson, 50, was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and severe heart failure in 2004, but it took many years to get a diagnosis.
Introduction: Dilated cardiomyopathy was characterized by dilatation of the left or both ventricles and decreased contraction.