Pronunciation: (dī-lāt', di-, dī'lāt), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/dilate.html on line 75 [key]
—v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to make wider or larger; cause to expand.
2. Archaic.to describe or develop at length.
1. to spread out; expand.
2. to speak or write at length; expatiate (often fol. by on or upon).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.