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".

Dictionary definition

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".

Wise words

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
John Adams