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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To make larger in all directions.

Usage examples (36)
  • The doctor gave me eye drops that made my pupils dilate.
  • Federal cause it is assuredly not for me to dilate.
  • He began to dilate upon the virtues of another piece of tapestry.
  • The pupils dilate, the mind clears, the spirit lifts, peace comes. for more
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  • Don't "delude" (to deceive someone or one's self) yourself - those eye drops will not "dilate" (to expand; to widen) your pupils or "dilute" (to water down or to weaken) your tears.
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