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noun as in distention

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Such a drive would also avoid the uncomfortable consequences of time dilation.

Yet the technique, which uses a laser scan to generate an image of the retina, captures only about 80 percent of the retinal surface area, so you’ll still need an eye exam that requires dilation in the near future, Herz says.

This is gravitational time dilation, where time flows more slowly the stronger the gravitational field.

These molecules tell the brain to increase the dilation of blood vessels, releasing toxic chemicals.

During the sessions, participants' brainwaves and pupil dilation were measured.

After all, women now use Facebook to share sonogram pictures, breast-feeding tips, and even cervical dilation during labor.

Breadth is the dilation of the heart, length is long-suffering, height is hope, and depth is faith.

Systole and diastole, the contraction and dilation of the heart and arteries.

His eyes, wide open, had a ghastly gleam, which the dilation of the pupils rendered all the more hideous.

They are capable of contraction, of dilation, of partial interpenetration and distortion, but never of dissolution.

She looked at him in a mighty wonder, her dark eyes open to their widest, and looking black by the extreme dilation of the pupils.

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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dilation, such as: expansion, and extension.

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