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English definition of “dilate”


verb [I or T]     /daɪˈleɪt/ US  /ˈdaɪ.leɪt/
to (cause a part of the body to) become wider or further open: The pupils of the eyes dilate as darkness increases. This drug will dilate the arteries.Enlarging and inflatingBecoming biggerBecoming biggerEnlarging and inflating
(Definition of dilate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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