(dī lā′s̸hən, di-)
- a dilating or being dilated, as of the pupil of an eye, a blood vessel, or the cervix during childbirth
- a dilated part
See dilation in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- The act of expanding or the state of being expanded.
- Medicine See dilatation.
- A lengthy spoken or written discussion on a topic: “an Edith Whartonesque dilation on a social class steeped in hypocrisy” (Caroline Seebohm).
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