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dilate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdilatedi‧late /daɪˈleɪt/ verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 WIDEif a hollow part of your body dilates or if something dilates it, it becomes wider opp contract 🔊 dilated pupilsdilation /daɪˈleɪʃən/ noun [uncountable] dilate on/upon something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
dilateIf it is hungry, the moment the food dish appears the animal's pupils will dilate.The blood vessels then dilate, allowing blood to flow more easily.When caffeine blocks these receptors, blood vessels dilate, increasing the filtration rate and producing more urine.The irises had seemed to dilate into black pools of despair.The doctor put drops in my eyes to dilate my pupils.To catch the voice of truth itself dilating on the great problems of reality will be one of my prime technical aims.Roughly a quarter of all patients respond to conventional drugs that dilate the vessels.Yet he wonders whether the human soul can dilate to comprehend a world which lacks localities and the native affections they inspire.
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Verb table
dilate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydilate
he, she, itdilates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydilated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dilated
he, she, ithas dilated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dilated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dilate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dilated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dilating
he, she, itis dilating
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you, we, theyare dilating
Past
I, he, she, itwas dilating
you, we, theywere dilating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dilating
he, she, ithas been dilating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dilating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dilating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dilating
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