Dilate
Pronounced
[dahy-leyt, di-, dahy-leyt]
Definitions
Verb (used with object)
  1. To make wider or larger; cause to expand.
  2. Archaic . to describe or develop at length.
Verb (used without object)
  1. To spread out; expand.
  2. To speak or write at length; expatiate (often followed by on or upon ).
Part of speech: Verb
Sentences:
  1. Dilate the coronary arteries along with the other blood vessels.
  2. Dilate to let in more light.
  3. Dilate in excitement!
  4. Dilated cardiomyopathy - a heart muscle disorder.
  5. These are not broken capillaries although everyone terms them as such, but rather permanently dilated capillaries.
  6. Dilated upon.
  7. Dilated with the awful fear of death, looked back, breathless, trembling.
Variations of the word
di·lat·a·bil·i·ty, noun
di·lat·a·ble, adjective
non·di·lat·a·bil·i·ty, noun
non·di·lat·a·ble, adjective
o·ver·di·late, verb, -lat·ed, -lat·ing.
re·di·late, verb, -lat·ed, -lat·ing.
self-di·lat·ed, adjective
sub·di·lat·ed, adjective
un·di·lat·a·ble, adjective
un·di·lat·ed, adjective
un·di·lat·ing, adjective
Synonyms:
  1. Amplify
  2. augment
  3. be profuse
  4. be prolix
  5. broaden
  6. develop
  7. distend
  8. enlarge
  9. expand
  10. expatiate
Antonyms:
  1. Compress
  2. constrict
  3. contract
  4. lessen
  5. reduce
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