dilate

  • 1 dilaté — dilaté, ée (di la té, tée) part. passé. 1°   Rendu plus ample, plus large. Un trajet fistuleux dilaté à l aide d une éponge préparée.    Terme de botanique. On nomme dilatée toute partie qui s élargit en lame, de la base vers le sommet.    Terme… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 2 dilaté — ⇒DILATÉ, ÉE, part. passé et adj. I. Part. passé de dilater. II. Adjectif A. [En parlant d un inanimé concr.; correspond à dilater A] Qui a augmenté de volume (sous l effet de la chaleur). Le son n est il pas une modification de l air, comprimé,… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Dilate — Di*late , v. i. 1. To grow wide; to expand; to swell or extend in all directions. [1913 Webster] His heart dilates and glories in his strength. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. To speak largely and copiously; to dwell in narration; to enlarge; with on… …

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  • 5 dilate — ► VERB 1) make or become wider, larger, or more open. 2) (dilate on) speak or write at length on. DERIVATIVES dilation noun. ORIGIN Latin dilatare spread out …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 Dilate — Di*late , a. Extensive; expanded. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 dilate — index compound, declaim, discourse, enlarge, expand, extend (enlarge), increase, inflate …

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  • 8 dilate — late 14c., from O.Fr. dilater, from L.L. dilatare make wider, enlarge, from dis apart (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + latus wide (see LATITUDE (Cf. latitude)). Related: Dilated; dilating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 dilate — 1 *discourse, expatiate, descant Analogous words: *relate, recount, rehearse, recite, narrate, describe: expound, *explain: *discuss, argue 2 *expand, distend, swell, amplify, inf …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 dilate — [v] stretch, widen amplify, augment, be profuse, be prolix, broaden, develop, distend, enlarge, expand, expatiate, expound, extend, increase, inflate, lengthen, prolong, protract, puff out, spin off, swell; concept 57 Ant. compress, constrict,… …

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  • 11 dilaté — Dilaté, [dilat]ée. part …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 12 dilate — [dī′lāt΄; dī lāt′, dəlāt′] vt. dilated, dilating [ME dilaten < L dilatare < dis , apart + latus, wide: see LATERAL] to make wider or larger; cause to expand or swell; stretch vi. 1. to become wider or larger; swell 2. to speak or write in… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 Dilate — Infobox Album | Name = Dilate Type = studio Artist = Ani DiFranco Released = May 21, 1996 Recorded = December 1995 – January 1996 Genre = Indie rock Folk rock Length = 60:10 Label = Righteous Babe Producer = Ani DiFranco Reviews = *Slant Magazine …

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  • 14 dilate — v. (formal) (d; intr.) ( to speak or write in detail ) to dilate on, upon (to dilate upon a subject) * * * [daɪ leɪt] upon (to dilate upon a subject) (formal) (d; intr.) ( to speak or write in detail ) to dilate on …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 dilate — verb Dilate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑blood vessel, ↑eye, ↑pupil Dilate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑artery, ↑blood vessel, ↑pupil …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 dilate — di|late [daıˈleıt] v [I and T] [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: dilater, from Latin latus wide ] if a hollow part of your body dilates or if something dilates it, it becomes wider ≠ ↑contract ▪ dilated pupils >dilation [daıˈleıʃən] n [U]… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 dilate — [[t]daɪle͟ɪt[/t]] dilates, dilating, dilated V ERG When things such as blood vessels or the pupils of your eyes dilate or when something dilates them, they become wider or bigger. At night, the pupils dilate to allow in more light... [V n]… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 dilate — UK [daɪˈleɪt] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms dilate : present tense I/you/we/they dilate he/she/it dilates present participle dilating past tense dilated past participle dilated if part of your body dilates, it becomes bigger and wider… …

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  • 19 dilate — verb /daɪˈleɪt/ a) To enlarge; to make bigger. The eye doctor put drops in my eye to dilate the pupil so he could see the nerve better. b) To become wider or larger; to expand …

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  • 20 Dilate — To stretch or enlarge. It comes from the Latin verb "dilatare" meaning "to enlarge or expand." * * * To perform or undergo dilation. * * * di·late dī lāt, dī . vb, di·lat·ed; di·lat·ing vt to enlarge, stretch, or cause to… …

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