di·​la·​tive dī-ˈlā-tiv How to pronounce dilative (audio)
: causing dilation : tending to dilate

Word History

First Known Use

1634, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dilative was in 1634

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“Dilative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dilative. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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