Definition and Meanings for dilate
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Part of Speech of dilate
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, adjective
Etymology of dilate
Meaning of dilate
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to expand; to distend; to enlarge or extend in all directions; to swell; -- opposed to contract; as, the air dilates the lungs; air is dilated by increase of heat.
- to enlarge upon; to relate at large; to tell copiously or diffusely.
as intransitive verb
- to grow wide; to expand; to swell or extend in all directions.
- to speak largely and copiously; to dwell in narration; to enlarge; -- with on or upon.
- extensive; expanded.