Pronunciation: (di-lāt'nt, dī-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/dilatant.html on line 73 [key]
1. dilating; expanding.
2. Physical Chem.exhibiting an increase in volume on being changed in shape, owing to a wider spacing between particles.
3. Petrol.(of rock) exhibiting an increase in volume owing to rearrangement and recrystallization of constituent grains.
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