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verb (dilat, es)
  1. (transitive) To enlarge; to make bigger.
The eye doctor put drops in my eye to the pupil so he could see the nerve better.
  1. (intransitive) To become wider or larger; to expand.
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    Etymology: From Old (and modern) French dilater, from Latin dilatare "spread out", from di- + latus "wide".


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