[ dih-leyt-nt, dahy- ]
/ dɪˈleɪt nt, daɪ- /
Physical Chemistry. exhibiting an increase in volume on being changed in shape, owing to a wider spacing between particles.
Petrology. (of rock) exhibiting an increase in volume owing to rearrangement and recrystallization of constituent grains.
extensive, inclusive, far-reaching, wide-ranging, ample, big, elastic, great, large, thorough, voluminous, wide, widespread, expansile, all-embracing, unrepressed, unsuppressed
- dilatation and curettage,
Origin of dilatant
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/ (daɪˈleɪtənt, dɪ-) /
tending to dilate; dilating
physics of, concerned with, or exhibiting dilatancy
something, such as a catheter, that causes dilation
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