Di·late v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dilated p. pr. & vb. n. Dilating ]
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.
2. To enlarge upon; to relate at large; to tell copiously or diffusely. [R.]
Do me the favor to dilate at full
What hath befallen of them and thee till now. --Shak.
Syn: -- To expand; swell; distend; enlarge; spread out; amplify; expatiate.
1. Expanded; enlarged.
2. Bot. Widening into a lamina or into lateral winglike appendages.
3. Zool. Having the margin wide and spreading.
adj : made wider or larger in all dimensions; "a dilated pupil"