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dilated


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dilate  \Di*late"\  (?;  277),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dilated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Dilating}.]  [L.  dilatare  either  fr  di-  =  dis- 
  +  latus  wide,  not  the  same  word  as  latus,  used  as  p.  p.  of 
  ferre  to  bear  (see  {Latitude});  or  fr  dilatus  used  as  p.  p. 
  of  differre  to  separate  (see  {Delay},  {Tolerate},  {Differ}, 
  and  cf  {Dilatory}):  cf  F.  dilater.] 
  1.  To  expand;  to  distend;  to  enlarge  or  extend  in  all 
  directions;  to  swell;  --  opposed  to  {contract};  as  the 
  air  dilates  the  lungs;  air  is  dilated  by  increase  of  heat. 
 
  2.  To  enlarge  upon  to  relate  at  large  to  tell  copiously  or 
  diffusely.  [R.] 
 
  Do  me  the  favor  to  dilate  at  full  What  hath  befallen 
  of  them  and  thee  till  now  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  expand;  swell;  distend;  enlarge;  spread  out  amplify; 
  expatiate. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dilated  \Di*lat"ed\,  a. 
  1.  Expanded;  enlarged.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Widening  into  a  lamina  or  into  lateral  winglike 
  appendages. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  Having  the  margin  wide  and  spreading. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dilated 
  adj  :  made  wider  or  larger  in  all  dimensions;  "a  dilated  pupil" 




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