Meaning of DILATATION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌdi-lə-ˈtā-shən, ˌdī- ]


Date: 14th century

1. : amplification in writing or speech


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 -shnəl, -shə-n ə l adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.