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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of expanding an aperture; The state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions.

Usage examples (28)
  • This phenomenon, which we call dilatation of the womb, is brought about by involuntary contractions of the muscle fibers in its wall, every point of which they draw upward.
  • In this instance great dilatation of the vessels had occurred.
  • This condition is caused by dilatation of the vessels following exposure to cold.
  • Enlarged veins of the scrotum represent dilatation of the veins of the epididymis. for more
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