|1.||[ verb ] become wider|
"His pupils were dilated"
|Related terms:||widen distention dilator dilator dilatation dilater dilation|
|2.||[ verb ] add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing|
|Synonyms:||elaborate expound enlarge exposit expand flesh_out lucubrate expatiate|
"She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
|Related terms:||abridge clarify exemplify set_forth specify detail amplification exposition expansion expatiation dilation expansion lucubration|