dilate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to produce broader or larger; cause to grow.
    • to enhance; to distend; to enlarge or expand in all directions; to swell; -- against contract
    • To expand upon; to link in particular; to inform copiously or diffusely.
    • In order to make larger or larger; cause to expand.
    • To expand; to distend; to expand or extend everywhere; to swell; -- against contract
    • To expand upon; to connect in particular; to inform copiously or diffusely.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to be broader or bigger; increase.
    • To talk or compose at great length on a topic; expatiate.
    • to cultivate wide; to enhance; to enlarge or expand everywhere.
    • To talk mostly and copiously; to dwell in narration; to expand; -- with on or upon.
    • In order to become broader or larger; increase.
    • To speak or compose at great size on a subject; expatiate.
    • to develop large; to grow; to swell or expand in all directions.
    • To speak mainly and copiously; to live in narration; to enlarge; -- with on or upon.
  • verb:
    • To expand; to make larger.
    • To become larger or bigger; to expand.
    • come to be larger
    • add details, on a free account or concept; explain this is of and discourse in a learned way, typically in writing
    • To enlarge; to make bigger.
    • In order to become wider or bigger; to expand.
    • come to be wider
    • incorporate details, concerning a merchant account or concept; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned method, usually on paper
  • adjective:
    • Extensive; broadened.
    • Substantial; expanded.
  • others:
    • To expand; distend; spread out; enlarge or increase everywhere: since, air dilates the lungs; to dilate the pupil of this attention.
    • To set forth at length; relate most importantly; relute or describe with full particulars; expand upon.
    • Synonyms To swell, spread out, amplify.
    • To spread out; increase; distend; swell; expand.
    • To speak at size; dwell on particulars; enlarge; expatiate; descant: utilized definitely or with upon or on.
    • Broad; extended.
    • To expand; distend; spread-out; enlarge or expand everywhere: as, atmosphere dilates the lung area; to dilate the student of attention.
    • To set forth at size; relate in particular; relute or describe with full particulars; enlarge upon.
    • Synonyms To enlarge, spread-out, amplify.
    • To spread-out; increase; distend; swell; enlarge.
    • To talk at size; dwell on particulars; enlarge; expatiate; descant: made use of absolutely or with upon or on.
    • Broad; extended.

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