Dilate

Definition of Dilate

Di`late´
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Dilated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dilating .]
2.To enlarge upon; to relate at large; to tell copiously or diffusely.
Do me the favor to dilate at full
What hath befallen of them and thee till now.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To grow wide; to expand; to swell or extend in all directions.
His heart dilates and glories in his strength.
- Addison.
2.To speak largely and copiously; to dwell in narration; to enlarge; - with on or upon.
But still on their ancient joys dilate.
- Crabbe.
a.1.Extensive; expanded.

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