Meaning of DILATATION in English

DILATATION

n.

Pronunciation: ˌ di-l ə - ' t ā -sh ə n, ˌ d ī -

Function: noun

Date: 14th century

1 : amplification in writing or speech

2 a : the condition of being stretched beyond normal dimensions especially as a result of overwork, disease, or abnormal relaxation < dilatation of the heart> < dilatation of the stomach> b : DILATION 2

3 : the action of expanding : the state of being expanded

4 : a dilated part or formation

– di · la · ta · tion · al \ -shn ə l, -sh ə -n ə l \ adjective

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