dilatation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French dilatation, from Late Latin dīlātātio, early 15th c.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌdaɪleɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/, /dɪleɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/, /ˌdaɪləˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

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
    • 1927, Havelock Ellis, Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)[1]:
      These [boys being groomed as prostitutes] are sold by their parents (sometimes stolen from them), about the age of 4, and educated, while they are also subjected to a special physical training, which includes massage of the gluteal regions to favor development, dilatation of the anus, and epilation (which is not, however, practised by Chinese women).
    Synonym: dilation
  3. A dilation or enlargement of a canal or other organ.
    Synonym: dilation

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dīlātātio.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dilatation f (plural dilatations)

  1. dilation; act or instance of dilating

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

dilatation f (plural dilatations)

  1. dilation; act or instance of dilating

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

  1. dilation; act or instance of dilating

Descendants[edit]

  • English: dilatation
  • Middle French: dilatation