Meaning of “dilate” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “dilate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dilateverb [ I/T ]

us /dɑɪˈleɪt, ˈdɑɪ·leɪt/ esp. medical

to become or make something, esp. an opening, wider or more open:

[ T ] The doctor put drops in my eyes to dilate the pupils.

(Definition of “dilate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)