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Definition of dilate:

  1. Extensive; expanded.
  2. To enlarge upon; to relate at large; to tell copiously or diffusely.
  3. 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.
  4. To grow wide; to expand; to swell or extend in all directions.
  5. To speak largely and copiously; to dwell in narration; to enlarge; - with on or upon.


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