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synonyms for dilate

  • expound
  • amplify
  • augment
  • broaden
  • develop
  • distend
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • expatiate
  • extend
  • increase
  • inflate
  • lengthen
  • prolong
  • protract
  • swell
  • be profuse
  • be prolix
  • puff out
  • spin off
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antonyms for dilate

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  • abbreviate
  • abridge
  • compress
  • condense
  • contract
  • curtail
  • cut
  • decrease
  • deflate
  • diminish
  • lessen
  • lower
  • narrow
  • reduce
  • shorten
  • shrink
  • constrict
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How to use dilate in a sentence

In response, it dilates the blood vessels near the surface of our skin, allowing the blood to release more heat into the surrounding air.
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It can also dilate its nostrils to boost its trunk’s carrying capacity while snorting up water, researchers report online June 2 in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
NEWLY RECOGNIZED TRICKS HELP ELEPHANTS SUCK UP HUGE AMOUNTS OF WATERSID PERKINSJUNE 3, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
For instance, CGRP causes blood vessels to dilate in a variety of systems including the intestines.
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Heat dilates blood vessels that surround the lumbar region of your spine, increasing the flow of oxygen to your back muscles and stimulating sensory receptors in your skin to help heal damaged tissue and relieve discomfort.
THE BEST HEATED CHAIRS FOR PAIN RELIEF AND MAXIMUM COMFORTPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMJANUARY 6, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
With close attention, our pupils dilate and contract over and over.
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That was the car that just made my pupils dilate and my heart race.
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According to her attorney, Van Huynh, she consulted with medical staff at the facility who told her that the condition could be treated by a minor surgical procedure in which a doctor dilates the cervix and scrapes off the lining of the uterus.
A WOMAN IN ICE DETENTION SAYS HER FALLOPIAN TUBE WAS REMOVED WITHOUT HER CONSENTNICOLE NAREASEPTEMBER 17, 2020VOX
Kettlewell used to dilate on the great sacrificial feast of charity.
THE ENGLISH CHURCH IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURYCHARLES J. ABBEY AND JOHN H. OVERTON
Another room had been added to the cabin—and the fragrant smell of cedar made her nostrils dilate.
THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINEJOHN FOX, JR.
In that September morning his soul seemed to dilate with every breath he drew.
THE CHILD OF PLEASUREGABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO
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WORDS RELATED TO DILATE

  • belly
  • blow up
  • bulge
  • dilate
  • distend
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • inflate
  • puff out
  • swell
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