dilatant
adjective Date: 1885 increasing in viscosity and setting to a solid as a result of deformation by expansion, pressure, or agitation

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  • dilatant — DILATÁNT, Ă, dilatanţi, te, adj. Dilatator. ♢ (Substantivat) Ceea ce serveşte pentru a dilata. – Din fr. dilatant. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.07.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  dilatánt adj. m., pl. dilatánţi; f. sg. dilatántă …   Dicționar Român

  • dilatant — dilatant, ante [ dilatɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. m. • XVIe; p. prés. de dilater ♦ Didact. Adj. Qui dilate. Action dilatante d un phénomène. N. m. Dilatateur. ● dilatant, dilatante adjectif Qui dilate. ⇒DILATANT, ANTE, part. prés., adj. et …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dilatant — dilatant, ante (di la tan, tan t ) adj. Terme de physique. Qui produit la dilatation.    S. m. Terme de chirurgie. Nom donné à des corps soit mous, soit spongieux, soit même pleins et non spongieux, qui servent à dilater des trajets, à maintenir… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • dilatant — [dī lāt′ nt, dəlāt′ nt] adj. [L dilatans, prp. of dilatare: see DILATE] 1. dilating or tending to dilate 2. expanding in bulk when the shape is changed: said of masses of certain granular substances 3. becoming solid, or setting, under pressure,… …   English World dictionary

  • Dilatant — A dilatant (also termed shear thickening) material is one in which viscosity increases with the rate of shear strain. Such a shear thickening fluid, also known by the acronym STF, is an example of a non Newtonian fluid. Comparison of the behavior …   Wikipedia

  • dilatant — ātənt adjective Etymology: Latin dilatant , dilatans dilating, present participle of dilatare to dilate 1. : having the property of increasing in volume when changed in shape because of an increase of the space between the particles 2. :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dilatant — dilatancy, n. /di layt nt, duy /, adj. 1. dilating; expanding. 2. Physical Chem. exhibiting an increase in volume on being changed in shape, owing to a wider spacing between particles. 3. Petrol. (of rock) exhibiting an increase in volume owing… …   Universalium

  • DILATANT — s. m. T. de Chirur. Il se dit Des corps qui servent à dilater ou à tenir libres et béantes certaines ouvertures naturelles, accidentelles ou artificielles. Les sétons, les sondes, les boules d iris, sont des dilatants …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • DILATANT — n. m. T. de Chirurgie Tout corps qui sert à dilater ou à tenir libres et béantes certaines ouvertures naturelles, accidentelles ou artificielles. Les sétons, les sondes sont des dilatants …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • dilatant — 1. adjective a) Tending to dilate, or causing dilation b) Exhibiting dilatancy 2. noun a) A dilator. b) …   Wiktionary

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