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dilate

di·late

dilate

pronunciation:
daI leIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dilated, dilates, dilating
definition: to make wider or larger; enlarge; expand.
I dilated her pupils with eye drops.
synonyms:
enlarge
antonyms:
circumscribe, constrict, contract
similar words:
amplify, broaden, develop, expand, magnify, open, widen
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become wider or larger; swell or spread.
synonyms:
enlarge, expand, swell, widen
antonyms:
constrict, contract
similar words:
broaden, spread
definition 2: to explain or discuss something at length (often fol. by upon).
synonyms:
amplify, enlarge, expatiate, expound
similar words:
discourse, elaborate, expand
derivation: dilatable (adj.)