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Synonyms for dilation
daɪˈleɪ ʃən, dɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dilation(noun)

    a lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic

    Synonyms:
    dilatation

  2. dilation, dilatation(noun)

    the act of expanding an aperture

    "the dilation of the pupil of the eye"

    Synonyms:
    dilatation, distention, distension

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dilation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Modern.] dilatation, expansion, expanding, swelling, bloating

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dilation(n)

    Synonyms:
    expansion, dilatation, distention, expatiation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dilation":

    dilatation, expansion, involuntary

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How to use dilation in a sentence?

  1. Christina Francis:

    ’Partial birth abortion', while not a medical term, is a clearly understood phrase, used not only in the federal law banning this procedure but also in the Supreme Court case that upheld this law. The medical term for this procedure is intact dilation and extraction.

  2. Pidgeon Pagonis:

    I'd never had any dilation( which would have kept the passage open), so it was just a shock to my body. I left that moment being like' That really hurt !' but Cosmo( magazine) said it would get better. It didn't get better in terms of pleasure, but it got better in terms of not hurting as much every single time.

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