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1. dilate

verb. ['ˌdaɪˈleɪt'] become wider.

Synonyms

  • widen

Antonyms

  • arrive
  • mystify

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Words that Rhyme with Dilate

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  • silverplate
  • remunerate
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  • intrastate
  • interrelate
  • disinflate
  • demodulate
  • translate
  • stagflate
  • reinstate
  • procreate
  • desecrate
  • conjugate
  • commutate
  • underrate
  • tri-state
  • recreate
  • postdate
  • interstate
  • conflate
  • upstate
  • telerate
  • sumgait
  • restate
  • reflate
  • prorate

Example sentences of the word dilate


1. Verb, base form
The heart chambers expand -- or dilate -- and the heart cannot pump effectively.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
As the area warms up, the arteries dilate further and blood flow increases.

3. Noun, singular or mass
As part of the cooling response, the blood vessels throughout your body dilate.

2. dilate

verb. ['ˌdaɪˈleɪt'] add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing.

Synonyms

  • instance
  • clarify
  • exemplify
  • specify
  • particularize
  • illustrate
  • lucubrate
  • expand
  • flesh out
  • expatiate
  • elucidate
  • exposit
  • specialise
  • particularise
  • enlarge
  • detail
  • specialize
  • elaborate
  • clear up
  • expound

Antonyms

  • obfuscate
  • generalize
  • decrease
  • deflate
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