Definition Of dilate


make or become wider, larger, or more open.

her eyes dilated with horror

speak or write at length on (a subject).

She is speaking to us from the security of her living room, safe in her culpable life, dilating on the most hopeless of catastrophes.

Example Of dilate

  • Any remaining vein narrowing can be opened further with dilatable balloons and stents.

  • As he dilates on his eventual permanent return to the Limberlost, she turns away to hide her tears.

  • As I passed these people, I noted a wide range of pupil dilations ; some people wanted to hug me, and others wanted the tracers to stop.

  • As they absorb moisture, they swell, gradually dilating the cervix.

  • At the start of the procedure, the doctor dilates the cervix slightly, so that the telescope can be inserted through the cervix towards the inside of the uterus.

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