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dilate

 [di´lāt]
to stretch an opening or hollow structure beyond its normal dimensions.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

di·late

(dī'lāt), Avoid the mispronunciation dī'ă-lāt.
To perform or undergo dilation.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

dilate

verb To stretch or enlarge a tubular structure—e.g., a duct or artery, or a hollow viscus.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

di·late

(dī'lāt)
To perform or undergo dilation.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Dilate

To enlarge, open wide, or distend.
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This is because the large size [EG.sub.p] owns more intercalator and better dilatability, and then forms thicker residue [53].
Three kinds of different size [EG.sub.p] have been prepared, and the result of dilatability confirms the linear relationship between the GICs size and EV.
This would depend on time (controlled by the diffusion coefficient) and on the dilatability of the epoxy domains (controlled by molecular dynamics of the network and on the constraints imposed by the surrounding siloxane domains).