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dilation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dilation  \Di*la"tion\,  n.  [L.  dilatio.  See  {Dilatory}.] 
  Delay.  [Obs.]  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dilation  \Di*la"tion\,  n.  [From  dilate,  v.,  cf  {Dilatation}, 
  {Dilator}.] 
  The  act  of  dilating,  or  the  state  of  being  dilated; 
  expansion;  dilatation.  --Mrs.  Browning. 
 
  At  first  her  eye  with  slow  dilation  rolled.  --Tennyson. 
 
  A  gigantic  dilation  of  the  hateful  figure.  --Dickens. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dilation 
  n  :  the  act  of  expanding  an  aperture;  "the  dilation  of  the  pupil 
  of  the  eye"  [syn:  {dilatation}] 




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