dilate

[ dahy-leyt, di-, dahy-leyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF dilate
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DILATE

It would be needless to dilate upon the value of such a work.

She was pale and fragile, yet she seemed to expand and to dilate with force and energy.

In that September morning his soul seemed to dilate with every breath he drew.

Little need to dilate on the situation as it appeared to Mrs Iver!

Yet how will it dilate on the Odyssean smell of hemp and tar!

That, however, was a subject on which Margaret had promised to dilate no more.

He began to dilate upon the virtues of another piece of tapestry.

Perhaps—but I will not dilate on the things that came to my distorted imagination.

On this point it will not be expected that we should dilate at length.

To distend is to stretch apart or spread in all directions; to dilate, to expand.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French dilater, from Late Latin dilatare "make wider, enlarge," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + latus "wide" (see latitude). Related: Dilated; dilating.

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