dilative

[ dahy-ley-tiv, di-, dahy-ley- ]
/ daɪˈleɪ tɪv, dɪ-, ˈdaɪ leɪ- /

adjective

serving or tending to dilate.

Nearby words

  1. dilate,
  2. dilation,
  3. dilation and curettage,
  4. dilation and evacuation,
  5. dilation and extraction,
  6. dilatometer,
  7. dilator,
  8. dilatory,
  9. dilaudid,
  10. dildo

Origin of dilative

First recorded in 1520–30; dilate + -ive

Related formsun·di·la·tive, adjective

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