[dahy-ley-shuh n, di-]
Origin of dilation
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Examples from the Web for dilation
White is produced by the dilation, black by the contraction, of the particles of sight.Timaeus
The eyes of Ian surpassed those of Victor in the matter of dilation.The Red Man's Revenge
Thank Heaven, there is yet no dilation of the pupil; it is not too late!The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales
During this operation they continue for a time to increase in size, in consequence of the dilation of the pent-up gas by the heat.
It was a sort of dilation of unshed tears, and yet they were not wet.Sir Tom
Word Origin and History for dilation
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The act of expanding or the condition of being expanded.
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- The widening or stretching of an opening or a hollow structure in the body.
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