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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)
References in classic literature ?
Dilating and dilating since the sun went down last night, it has gradually swelled until it fills every void in the place.
Her father might instinctively have loosened his hold, but that he felt her strength departing from her, and saw a wild dilating fire in the eyes steadfastly regarding him.
Standing on the prow was a tall man, of a dark complexion, who saw with dilating eyes that they were approaching a dark mass of land in the shape of a cone, which rose from the midst of the waves like the hat of a Catalan.
Our interpretation is that, because we are making a presumed decision to dilate prior to the appointment because we want better images, and it is the images that are outside the scope of GOS and it is the images the patient is choosing to have, then this dilating does not fall into a 'must' under GOS.