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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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The effect of roughness on the shear behaviour is revealed through the shear stress displacement relation and the normal dilative phenomenon.
The dilative excess of his staged body calls into question differentials of class and status and, in so doing, encodes the same threat posed by the itinerant worker who shifted frequently between different occupations and locales.
(16) and Duncan Kennedy's irreverent Sexual Abuse, Sexy Dressing and the Eroticization of Domination (17) are Halley's touchstones of choice in this dilative call for a theory of sex without feminism, "one adequate to the neorealist and postmodernizing views of the complexity with which legal rules and social actors interact." (18) As every call merits a response, it is no surprise that Queer Theory by Men found ready commentators in three Duke professors who share with Halley some background in critical theory, queer theory, or poststructural feminism.
Funding such expansion would have forced corporate executives to choose between risky debt, dilative equity, and the contentious diversion of capital from other divisions.
One of those numbers, primary, EPS, is computed assuming that common stock equivalents, those dilative securities most similar in substance to common stock, were converted to common stock on the first day of the reporting period.
Intramyocardial fat as a pathophysiological finding, in addition to the previously mentioned myocardial infarction, is connected to other conditions including arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum, dilative cardiomyopathy, cardiac lipoma, tuberous sclerosis complex, and muscular dystrophies (7).
At such low confining stress levels, the sand is expected to be dilative. During the loading process of the pile, the soil expansion due to shear was constrained by the rigid pile body.
Prolonged inflammation via the [Ly6C.sup.hi] monocytes is associated with dilative remodelling (LV thinning) and systolic dysfunction, ultimately leading to heart failure when the inflammatory phase is not resolved and [Ly6C.sup.hi] cells repopulate the LV weeks to months postinfarct healing [61].
The distinct dilative behavior of unsaturated compacted completely decomposed granite soil was observed in the measurement by Hossain and Yin [20].
Nevertheless, dilative needs demand uninterrupted perfection of elevators on the basis of modern scientific and technical achievements in order to speed up the elevator car, to raise lifting capacity and passenger security.
extract has a relaxant effect on endothelium intact thoracic arterial rings from Sprague-Dawley male and sham-operated female rats, whereas it has only a weak dilative effect on rings from ovariectomized female rats.
The liver, heart, and pancreas are the target organs of iron-induced injury; therefore, the major pathological manifestations observed in [beta]-thalassemia major are chronic liver disease, evolving to cirrhosis, and dilative cardiomyopathy, both characterized by severe iron deposition (3, 4).