noun see dilate

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  • Dilatability — Di*la ta*bil i*ty, n. [Cf. F. dilatabilit[ e].] The quality of being dilatable, or admitting expansion; opposed to {contractibility}. Ray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dilatability — See dilate. * * * …   Universalium

  • dilatability — noun The condition of being dilatable …   Wiktionary

  • dilatability — di·lat·abil·i·ty …   English syllables

  • dilatability — (ˌ)dīˌlād.əˈbiləd.ē, də̇ˌ noun ( es) : the property of being dilatable …   Useful english dictionary

  • dilate — dilatability, n. dilatable, adj. /duy layt , di , duy layt/, v., dilated, dilating. v.t. 1. to make wider or larger; cause to expand. 2. Archaic. to describe or develop at length. v.i. 3. to spread out; expand. 4. to speak or write at length;… …   Universalium

  • Expansion — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Expansion >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 expansion expansion Sgm: N 1 increase increase &c. 35 of size Sgm: N 1 enlargement enlargement extension augmentation Sgm: N 1 amplification amplification …   English dictionary for students

  • Contractibility — Con*tract i*bil i*ty, n. Capability of being contracted; quality of being contractible; as, the contractibility and dilatability of air. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dilate — verb (dilated; dilating) Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French dilater, from Latin dilatare, literally, to spread wide, from dis + latus wide more at latitude Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. archaic to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur — Réaumur redirects here. For other uses, see Réaumur (disambiguation). René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur. René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur (French pronunciation: [ʁe.o.myːʁ], 28 February 1683 La Rochelle 17 October 1757 Saint Julien du… …   Wikipedia

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