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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dilatation  \Dil`a*ta"tion\,  n.  [OE.  dilatacioun  F.  dilatation, 
  L.  dilatatio,  fr  dilatare  See  {Dilate},  and  cf  2d 
  {Dilation}.] 
  1.  Prolixity;  diffuse  discourse.  [Obs.]  ``What  needeth 
  greater  dilatation?''  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  dilating;  expansion;  an  enlarging  on  al?  sides; 
  the  state  of  being  dilated;  dilation. 
 
  3.  (Anat.)  A  dilation  or  enlargement  of  a  canal  or  other 
  organ. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dilatation 
  n  :  the  act  of  expanding  an  aperture;  "the  dilation  of  the  pupil 
  of  the  eye"  [syn:  {dilation}] 




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