"dilate" Definition

  1. v. t. To expand; to distend; to enlarge or extend in all directions; to swell; -- opposed to contract; as, the air dilates the lungs; air is dilated by increase of heat.
  2. v. t. To enlarge upon; to relate at large; to tell copiously or diffusely.
  3. v. i. To grow wide; to expand; to swell or extend in all directions.
  4. v. i. To speak largely and copiously; to dwell in narration; to enlarge; -- with on or upon.
  5. a. Extensive; expanded.

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Position in dictionary: 27476 of 111710 words.
Word Type: v. t., v. t., v. i., v. i., a.,
Words that start with "dilate": 4
Words that end with "dilate": 1
Words that contain "dilate": 5
Next words in dictionary: dilated, dilatedly, dilater, dilating, dilation, dilative, dilatometer, dilator, dilatorily, dilatoriness
Previous words in dictionary: dilatator, dilatation, dilatable, dilatability, dilapidator, dilapidation, dilapidating, dilapidated, dilapidate, dilaniation

English Dictionary Definition of dilate

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