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  Definition of dilate
  1. become wider; "His pupils were dilated"
  2. add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
Similar Words: distend, elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound

 

Hyponyms: detail, set forth, expound, exposit, exemplify, illustrate, instance, specify, particularize, particularise, specialize, specialise

 

Derivational Morphology: distention, distension, dilatation, dilator, dilater, dilation, exponent, exposition, expounding, expansion, enlargement, elaboration, expanding upon, expatiation, lucubration, amplification

 

Anagrams: detail, tailed

 

 
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