HyperDic: dilatation

English > 2 senses of the word dilatation:
NOUNstatedilatation, distension, distentionthe state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
actdilatation, dilationthe act of expanding an aperture
dilatation > pronunciation
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English > dilatation: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions.
Synonymsdistension, distention
Narrowerectasia, ectasisdilatation or distension of a hollow organ
tympanitesdistension of the abdomen that is caused by the accumulation of gas in the intestines or the peritoneal cavity
varicoceledilatation of the veins associated with the spermatic cord in the testes
Broaderphysical condition, physiological state, physiological conditionThe condition or state of the body or bodily functions
Verbsdilatebecome wider
English > dilatation: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of expanding an aperture.
Narrowermydriasisreflex pupillary dilation as a muscle pulls the iris outward
vasodilationdilation of blood vessels (especially the arteries)
Broaderexpansion, enlargementThe act of increasing / increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
Verbsdilatebecome wider

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