dilatation

noun di·la·ta·tion \ ˌdi-lə-ˈtā-shən , ˌdī- \

Definition of dilatation

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

dilatational

play \-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl\ adjective

First Known Use of dilatation

14th century


Medical Dictionary

dilatation

noun di·la·ta·tion \ ˌdil-ə-ˈtā-shən , ˌdī-lə- \

medical Definition of dilatation

1 :the condition of being stretched beyond normal dimensions especially as a result of overwork or disease or of abnormal relaxation
  • dilatation of the heart
  • dilatation of the stomach
2 :dilation 2

Learn More about dilatation


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dilatation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to buzz or drone

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!