Associations to the word «Dilate»

Wiktionary

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

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Mark Twain