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dilate

 [di´lāt]
to stretch an opening or hollow structure beyond its normal dimensions.

di·late

(dī'lāt), Avoid the mispronunciation dī'ă-lāt.
To perform or undergo dilation.

dilate

verb To stretch or enlarge a tubular structure—e.g., a duct or artery, or a hollow viscus.

di·late

(dī'lāt)
To perform or undergo dilation.

Dilate

To enlarge, open wide, or distend.
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with equality if and only if K and L are dilates. The definition of [L.sub.p]-radial addition, together with (31), yields Gardner's Brunn-Minkowski inequality for p-radial addition (see [37]).
with equality if and only if K and L are dilates. This integral representation (34), together with the definition of p-harmonic addition, yields Lutwak's [L.sub.p]-Brunn-Minkowski inequality for harmonic p-addition (see [35]).
If [psi] is strictly convex, equality holds if and only if K and L are dilates.
If [psi] is strictly convex, suppose that K and L are dilates; that is, there exists [lambda] > 0 such that L = [lambda] K.
His notion of the dilated body is not a concept that is or can be thought but rather the image of energy, the image through which energy shows itself and demonstrates what it means to dilate the body, to make use of energy, and to reveal the implosion of a performer's body.
Other than the necessity of fission, the move to dilate the body, according to Barba, always involves "the rupture": "this rupture of automatisms is not expression.
To dilate is to be coming into a splitting act "between opposing forces" (Paper Canoe 24), in the "contra" (24), (10) to produce a new affect, rupture, and resistance (32).
To perform has no other aim but to dilate the body, which is the process of a body's becoming particles, or becoming molecular of all kinds.
The process relies on nitric oxide, a chemical synthesized in the lungs and blood vessel walls, to dilate blood vessels and ensure that oxygen-rich hemoglobin can penetrate even the narrowest capillaries to nourish tissues.
The cause was diagnosed to be failure of cervix to dilate properly due to hormonal insufficiency or due to injury during previous dystocia in previous calving.