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1. enlargement

noun. ['ˌɛnˈlɑːrdʒmənt'] the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope.

Synonyms

  • distension
  • extension
  • inflation
  • magnification
  • expansion
  • increase
  • stretching
  • step-up
  • dilation
  • distention

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • deflation
  • shortness
  • flexion

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Words that Rhyme with Enlargement

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

Example sentences of the word enlargement


1. Noun, singular or mass
The deficiency of zinc in the body can lead to the enlargement** of the bladder.

Quotes containing the word enlargement


1. To me, history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me, it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is."[The Title Always Comes Last; NEH 2003 Jefferson Lecturer interview profile]
- David McCullough

2. enlargement

noun. ['ˌɛnˈlɑːrdʒmənt'] the state of being enlarged.

Synonyms

  • swelling
  • state
  • puffiness
  • pseudobulb

Antonyms

  • depreciate
  • take away
  • minimization
  • weakening

3. enlargement

noun. ['ˌɛnˈlɑːrdʒmənt'] a photographic print that has been enlarged.

Synonyms

  • photograph
  • picture
  • exposure
  • pic
  • blowup
  • magnification

Antonyms

  • disinflation
  • understatement
  • de-escalate
  • reduce

4. enlargement

noun. ['ˌɛnˈlɑːrdʒmənt'] a discussion that provides additional information.

Synonyms

  • expatiation
  • discussion
  • embellishment
  • expansion
  • elaboration
  • embroidery
  • discourse

Antonyms

  • minimise
  • shorten
  • wane
  • narrow
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