verb (used with object), di·lat·ed, di·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), di·lat·ed, di·lat·ing.
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For instance, CGRP causes blood vessels to dilate in a variety of systems including the intestines.New drugs that block a brain chemical are game changers for some migraine sufferers|Karen J. Bannan|March 22, 2021|Science News
Heat dilates blood vessels that surround the lumbar region of your spine, increasing the flow of oxygen to your back muscles and stimulating sensory receptors in your skin to help heal damaged tissue and relieve discomfort.The best heated chairs for pain relief and maximum comfort|PopSci Commerce Team|January 6, 2021|Popular Science
With close attention, our pupils dilate and contract over and over.Can’t remember? Maybe you multitask too much between screens|Alison Pearce Stevens|December 14, 2020|Science News For Students
That was the car that just made my pupils dilate and my heart race.
According to her attorney, Van Huynh, she consulted with medical staff at the facility who told her that the condition could be treated by a minor surgical procedure in which a doctor dilates the cervix and scrapes off the lining of the uterus.A woman in ICE detention says her fallopian tube was removed without her consent|Nicole Narea|September 17, 2020|Vox
This will make your pupils dilate, making you more attractive.
Kettlewell used to dilate on the great sacrificial feast of charity.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
Another room had been added to the cabin—and the fragrant smell of cedar made her nostrils dilate.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine|John Fox, Jr.
In that September morning his soul seemed to dilate with every breath he drew.The Child of Pleasure|Gabriele D'Annunzio
Little need to dilate on the situation as it appeared to Mrs Iver!Tristram of Blent|Anthony Hope
Frequently the nerves dilate the blood vessels of the skin, thus helping the sweat glands to secrete, by giving them more blood.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter