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[n] the act of expanding an aperture; "the dilation of the pupil of the eye"
[n] the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions


dilation, distension

Misc. Definitions

\Dil`a*ta"tion\, n. [OE. dilatacioun, F. dilatation, L. dilatatio, fr. dilatare. See {Dilate}, and cf. 2d {Dilation}.]
1. Prolixity; diffuse discourse. [Obs.] ``What needeth greater dilatation?'' --Chaucer.
2. The act of dilating; expansion; an enlarging on al? sides; the state of being dilated; dilation.
3. (Anat.) A dilation or enlargement of a canal or other organ.

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