dilation

[ dahy-ley-shuhn, dih- ]
/ daɪˈleɪ ʃən, dɪ- /

noun

the act of dilating; state of being dilated.

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Origin of dilation

First recorded in 1590–1600; dilate + -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM dilation

non·di·la·tion, nouno·ver·di·la·tion, nounself-di·la·tion, noun
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Medical definitions for dilation

dilation
[ dī-lāshən, dĭ- ]

n.

The act of expanding or the condition of being expanded.
Dilatation.
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Scientific definitions for dilation

dilation
[ dī-lāshən, dĭ- ]

The widening or stretching of an opening or a hollow structure in the body.
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