Associations to the word «Dilate»
DILATE, verb. (transitive) To enlarge; to make bigger.
DILATE, verb. (intransitive) To become wider or larger; to expand.
DILATE, verb. (ambitransitive) To speak largely and copiously; to dwell in narration; to enlarge; with "on" or "upon".
DILATE, verb. Become wider; "His pupils were dilated".
DILATE, verb. Add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation".
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.