dilatation

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French dilatation, from Late Latin dīlātātio.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dilatation (usually uncountable, plural dilatations)

  1. Prolixity; diffuse discourse.
  2. The act of dilating; expansion; an enlarging on all sides; the state of being dilated; dilation.
  3. A dilation or enlargement of a canal or other organ.

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

NounEdit

dilatation f (plural dilatations)

  1. dilation; act or instance of dilating

Middle FrenchEdit

NounEdit

dilatation f (plural dilatations)

  1. dilation; act or instance of dilating

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Coined circa 1320 in Chirurgie by Henri de Mondeville from Latin dīlātātio.

NounEdit

dilatation f (oblique plural dilatations, nominative singular dilatation, nominative plural dilatations)

  1. dilation; act or instance of dilating

DescendantsEdit

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