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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·lat·ed, a.
 1. Expanded; enlarged.
 2. Bot. Widening into a lamina or into lateral winglike appendages.
 3. Zool. Having the margin wide and spreading.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : made wider or larger in all dimensions; "a dilated pupil"