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 (dī-lā′shən, dĭ-)
a. The act of expanding or enlarging or the state of being expanded or enlarged: dilation of the cervix during labor.
b. The condition of being abnormally expanded or enlarged, as of an organ, orifice, or tubular structure in the body.
2. A lengthy spoken or written discussion on a topic: "an Edith Whartonesque dilation on a social class steeped in hypocrisy" (Caroline Seebohm).
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(daɪˈleɪ ʃən, dɪ-)

1. the act of dilating or the state of being dilated.
3. the increase in volume per unit volume of a homogeneous substance.
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 of pupils: schoolchildren collectivelyLipton, 1970.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dilation - a lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic
discussion, discourse, treatment - an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"
2.dilation - the act of expanding an aperture; "the dilation of the pupil of the eye"
enlargement, expansion - the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
vasodilation - dilation of blood vessels (especially the arteries)
mydriasis - reflex pupillary dilation as a muscle pulls the iris outward; occurs in response to a decrease in light or certain drugs
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noun enlargement, increase, spread, expansion, extension, broadening, dilatation, distension the constriction and dilation of blood vessels
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[daɪˈleɪʃən] Ndilatación f
dilation and curettage (Med) → raspado m, legrado m
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nAusdehnung f, → Erweiterung f; (of pupils)Erweiterung f
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[daɪˈleɪʃn] ndilatazione f
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dilation, dilatation

n dilatación f; — and curettage (D&C) dilatación y curetaje, dilatación y legrado
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References in classic literature ?
The dilation and contraction of the gas in the balloon is my means of locomotion, which calls for neither cumbersome wings, nor any other mechanical motor.
Perched on the rim of Michael's pannikin, this inconsiderable adventurer from out of the dark into the sun of life, a mere spark and mote between the darks, by a ruffing of his salmon-pink crest, a swift and enormous dilation of his bead-black pupils, and a raucous imperative cry, as of all the gods, in his throat, could make Michael give back and permit the fastidious selection of the choicest tidbits of his dish.
Often, of an evening, when he sat at the window, his desk and papers before him, he would cease reading or writing, rest his chin on his hand, and deliver himself up to I know not what course of thought; but that it was perturbed and exciting might be seen in the frequent flash and changeful dilation of his eye.
Not a muscle quivered; nor was there the slightest dilation of a nostril, nor the slightest increase of light in the eyes.
Dalloway hid a tiny yawn, a mere dilation of the nostrils.
His beard flowed imposingly downwards, out of sight, be tween the two brown hands gripping the edge of the table, and his persistent glance made sombre by the wide dilations of the pupils, fascinated.
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The study published in the journal 'Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences' unveiled a machine-learning algorithm that can spot abnormalities in pupil dilation that are predictive of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in mouse models.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- New research suggests that two simple, quantifiable measures -- spontaneous fluctuations in pupil dilation or heart rate -- could enable earlier diagnosis of Rett syndrome and possibly other disorders with autism-like features.
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When your cervix reaches Cadbury's classic purple foil-wrapped Easter egg dilation stage - it's time to start pushing.
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