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Dilation

Dilation Meaning & Definition
Dilation Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Dilation?

[n] the act of expanding an aperture; "the dilation of the pupil of the eye"
[n] a lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic

Synonyms | Synonyms for Dilation: dilatation

Related Terms | Find terms related to Dilation: aggrandizement | amplification | ballyhoo | big talk | bloat | bloatedness | bloating | blowing up | boil | bump | bunion | burlesque | carbuncle | caricature | corn | cyst | development | diastole | dilatation | distension | dropsy | edema | elaboration | enhancement | enlargement | exaggerating | exaggeration | excess | exorbitance | expansion | expatiation | explication | extravagance | extreme | flatulence | flatulency | flatus | furuncle | gassiness | grandiloquence | heightening | huckstering | hyperbole | hyperbolism | inflation | inordinacy | intumescence | lump | magnification | meteorism | overemphasis | overestimation | overkill | overstatement | pimple | pock | prodigality | profuseness | puff | puffery | puffiness | puffing | puffing up | pustule | rising | sebaceous cyst | sensationalism | stretching | superlative | swell | swellage | swelling | swollenness | tall talk | touting | travesty | tumefaction | tumescence | tumidity | tumidness | tumor | turgescence | turgescency | turgidity | turgidness | tympanism | tympany | unfolding | wen | windiness | working-out

See Also | discourse | discussion | enlargement | expansion | mydriasis | treatment | vasodilation

Dilation In Webster's Dictionary

\Di*la"tion\, n. [L. dilatio. See {Dilatory}.] Delay. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall.
\Di*la"tion\, n. [From dilate, v., cf. {Dilatation}, {Dilator}.] The act of dilating, or the state of being dilated; expansion; dilatation. --Mrs. Browning. At first her eye with slow dilation rolled. --Tennyson. A gigantic dilation of the hateful figure. --Dickens.

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