Dilate

  • 21dilate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. expatiate, descant; stretch, distend, enlarge. See increase, expansion, diffuseness. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. stretch, expand, enlarge, widen; see increase 1 , stretch 2 . See Synonym Study at expand …

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  • 22dilate on — speak or write at length on. → dilate …

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  • 23dilate — [dʌɪ leɪt, dɪ ] verb 1》 make or become wider, larger, or more open: her eyes dilated with horror. 2》 (dilate on) speak or write at length on. Derivatives dilatable adjective dilation noun Origin ME …

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  • 24dilate — verb (I, T) if a part of your body dilates or if something dilates it, it becomes wider: dilated pupils dilation /daI leISFn/ noun (U): pupil dilation during sexual arousal dilate on/upon sth phrasal verb (T) formal to speak or write a lot about… …

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  • 25dilate — di•late [[t]daɪˈleɪt, dɪ , ˈdaɪ leɪt[/t]] v. lat•ed, lat•ing 1) to make wider or larger; expand: to dilate the pupils of the eyes[/ex] 2) archaic to describe or develop at length 3) to spread out; expand 4) to speak or write at length; expatiate… …

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  • 26dilate — [c]/daɪˈleɪt / (say duy layt), /də / (say duh ) verb (dilated, dilating) –verb (t) 1. to make wider or larger; cause to expand: *nose dilated to exhale the whole sky –rodney hall, 1987. –verb (i) 2. to spread out; expand. –phrase 3. dilate on (or …

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  • 27dilate — 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 …

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  • 28dilate — v.t. [L. dilatus, spread] To expand or distend …

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  • 29dilate — 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;… …

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  • 30dilate — Synonyms and related words: add to, aggrandize, amplify, augment, bag, balloon, belly, belly out, bilge, billow, bloat, blow up, bouge, broaden, bug, build, build up, bulge, bulk, bulk out, crescendo, descant, describe, detail, develop, discuss,… …

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  • 31dilate — di|late [ daı leıt ] verb intransitive if part of your body dilates, it becomes bigger and wider: dilated pupils ╾ di|la|tion [ daı leıʃn ] noun uncount …

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  • 32dilate — [14] Latin lātus meant ‘wide’ (it probably came from an earlier *stlātos, represented in Church Slavonic stilati ‘spread out’, and has given English latitude). It was used with the prefix dis ‘apart’ to form the verb dīlātāre ‘expand, extend’,… …

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  • 33dilate — di·late || daɪ leɪt v. expand, become wide; maker wider or larger, cause to expand …

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  • 34dilate — 1) detail 2) tailed …

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  • 35dilate v — To live long …

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  • 36dilate — I. v. a. Expand, extend, enlarge, widen, distend, swell. II. v. n. 1. Expand, widen, be distended. 2. Expatiate, descant, enlarge, dwell, be diffuse, be prolix, launch out, branch out, spin a long yarn, beat about the bush …

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  • 37dilate — verb 1) her nostrils dilated Syn: enlarge, widen, expand, distend Ant: contract 2) Diane dilated on the joys of her married life Syn: expatiate, expound, enlarge …

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  • 38dilate — v 1. enlarge, make larger, increase; widen, thicken, broaden; lengthen, prolong, protract. 2. expand, extend, spread, outspread, spread out, branch out; distend, inflate, bloat, puff out, blow up, dome; swell, intumesce, tumefy; fill out, fatten …

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  • 39dilate — di·late …

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  • 40dilate — [daɪˈleɪt] verb [I] if part of your body dilates, it becomes bigger and wider dilation [daɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n] noun [U] …

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