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

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First Known Use of dilatation

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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

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