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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

/di·late/ (di´lāt) to stretch an opening or hollow structure beyond its normal dimensions.

dilate

[dī′lāt]
to cause a physiological increase in the diameter of a body opening, blood vessel, or tube, such as the widening of the pupil of the eye in response to decreased light or the widening of the uterine cervix during labor.

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 treasury stock method dampens the dilative impact of options and warrants in both the primary and fully diluted EPS calculations.
If dilative common stock equivalents are outstanding, however, then primary EPS is an undetermined point in the range of potential dilution.
Second, the treasury stock method dampens the dilative effects of assumed option and warrant exercise.
Allowing the full dilative impact of options and warrants to enter into diluted EPS calculations is equivalent to assuming that option and warrant proceeds are held as a cash balance.
ii) the dilative and shear apparent activation volumes at yield at all pressures, their weak pressure dependences, and their compressive-tensile differences, for the observed strain rate parameters: [D.
from which the shear and dilative activation volumes follow:
ap]) and dilative (P) ones, relative to applied stresses, derive from Eqs 27, 29, and 32: