Meaning of dilate

di•late

Pronunciation: (dī-lāt', di-, dī'lāt), [key]
— v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to make wider or larger; cause to expand.
  2. to describe or develop at length.
—v.i.
  1. to spread out; expand.
  2. to speak or write at length; expatiate (often fol. by on or upon).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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