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dilatate

[ dih-ley-teyt, dil-uh-teyt ]
/ dɪˈleɪ teɪt, ˈdɪl əˌteɪt /
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adjective

dilated; broadened.

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Origin of dilatate

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin dīlātātus, past participle of dīlātāre to dilate; see -ate1
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