• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dilated Expanded; enlarged.
    • Dilated (Zoöl) Having the margin wide and spreading.
    • Dilated (Bot) Widening into a lamina or into lateral winglike appendages.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Experiments conducted in Germany and at the University of Southampton in England show that even mild and incidental noises cause the pupils of the eyes to dilate. It is believed that this is why surgeons, watchmakers, and others who perform delicate manual operations are so bothered by noise. The sounds cause their pupils to change focus and blur their vision.
    • dilated Expanded; extended; enlarged. Specifically— Unusually widened, or wider than the rest of the part or organ. Also distended, In heraldry, opened; standing open, as a pair of compasses or the like.
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  • Jean Baudrillard
    “Boredom is like a pitiless zooming in on the epidermis of time. Every instant is dilated and magnified like the pores of the face.”


In literature:

She grew deadly pale, and started to her feet with her eyes dilated with horror.
"Caught In The Net" by Emile Gaboriau
The lady's attitude became more tense and the pupils of her handsome grey eyes dilated.
"The Prophet of Berkeley Square" by Robert Hichens
She stood, her eyes turned downwards, yet inwards, and dilating with horror.
"White Lies" by Charles Reade
But she turned to me, and tried to exculpate her past violence by dilating upon her wrongs, and they certainly were many.
"My Lady Ludlow" by Elizabeth Gaskell
She was standing upright, with dilated eyes, staring at the top of the trail.
"Under the Redwoods" by Bret Harte
Her bosom was heaving, her eyes dilated, her cheeks flushed.
"The Forsyte Saga, Volume III." by John Galsworthy
The small black eye of Colbert, dilated by envy, and the limpid eye of Louis XIV.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
These same atoms dilated in accordance with a certain law need only be condensed in accordance with another law.
"Notre-Dame de Paris" by Victor Hugo
Standing tense and white by the door, regarding him with dilating eyes, she spoke her last words to him.
"The Historical Nights' Entertainment" by Rafael Sabatini
With a cry of fear Valerie shrank back against the panelled wall, her little hands to her cheeks, her eyes dilating with alarm.
"St. Martin's Summer" by Rafael Sabatini
A courage not of herself, never known before, sparkled in her eyes, and dilated her stature.
"Zanoni" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
His sides heaved, his delicate nostrils dilated.
"Long Live the King" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Fanchon's eyes dilated with pleasure at such a mark of confidence.
"The Golden Dog" by William Kirby
She breathed excitedly through her nostrils, which were more than ordinarily dilated.
"The Marquis of Peñalta (Marta y María)" by Armando Palacio Valdés
He stared at her with dilated, accusing eyes.
"An Ambitious Woman" by Edgar Fawcett
We will not dilate on the division of the bones into long, short, large, single, paired, etc.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
His nostrils seemed to dilate even more than usual.
"The Enemies of Women" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Valvular disease, hypertrophy with dilatation.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
Her eyes dilated, and she turned whiter as she looked.
"Into the Highways and Hedges" by F. F. Montrésor (Frances Frederica)
At the same time these longitudinal fibres must dilate the orifice and draw the lower part of the uterus over the head of the child.
"A System of Midwifery" by Edward Rigby

In poetry:

With his nostrils fierce dilating,
With his crest a curling sea,
All his volumed power is waiting
For the will, to set it free.
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
While I—-to the shape, I too
Feel my soul dilate
Nor a whit abate,
And relax not a gesture due,
As I see my belief come true.
"Mesmerism" by Robert Browning
Thou—thou, the Ideal Man!
Fair, able, beautiful, content, and loving,
Complete in Body, and dilate in Spirit,
Be thou my God.
"God" by Walt Whitman
So when one wing can make no way,
Two joined can themselves dilate,
So can two persons propogate,
When singly either would decay.
"An Ode Upon a Question Moved, Whether Love Should Continue Forever" by Lord Edward Herbert of Cherbury
Some faint and wearily should glide
Their broken flight along--
While some high in the air should ride
Dilated, bold, and strong.
"Vignette - I" by Matilda Betham
My limbs, my veins dilate;
The blood of the world has fill'd me full—my theme is clear at last:
—Banner so broad, advancing out of the night, I sing you haughty and
I burst through where I waited long, too long, deafen'd and
"Sing Of The Banner At Day-Break" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Doctors may dilate the eyes and check behind the retina.
Results To address this question, we perturbed the activity of the 'pyloric' ventricular dilator neuron and the 'gastric' lateral gastric neuron during ongoing pyloric and gastric rhythms.
The cause was a genetic disorder called dilated cardiomyopathy.
Phlebectasia is a dilation of a vein.
These leading (black) lights of the Austin psych-rock scene clean up their murky production for album three, and cast their dilated gaze even further back in time.
At a later date I'll dilate on the outcome of the election.
His eyes are blue, dilated and deserted.
The web was managed with a combination of dilation and unilateral CO2 laser excision.
Introducer Needles, Dilators, and Tear Away Introducer Sheaths.
Cutting-edge digital imaging technology allows you to examine the retina without pupil dilation — a benefit for you and your patients.
Dilated esophagus and tracheal compression secondary to a slipped Nissen fundoplication: A case report.
Safety of percutaneous dilational tracheostomy in coagulopathic patients.
An enhanced CT scan of the patient's abdomen showed dilated loops of small bowel with no passage of contrast to the colon.
The hook-shaped right ureter with a dilated upper portion (A).
I think the ureters are also dilatated.

In science:

The average temperature distribution measured throughout a fork arm was used in a finite element model (FEM) analysis to calculate the corresponding thermal dilatation ∆ L2 .
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
Comparing the calculated thermal dilatation with the path length variation measured directly with the API5D, we find very good agreement as shown in Figure 33.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
In that case, the dilatation is exactly the spectral radius of the matrix Ψ(f ).
A homological recipe for pseudo-Anosovs
It may be possible to gain insight into the spectrum of dilatations of Mod(S ) in this way.
A homological recipe for pseudo-Anosovs
For instance, Farb– Leininger–Margalit showed that the minimal dilatation pseudo-Anosov in Mod(S ) does not lie in any of the level m congruence subgroups for m ≥ 3 ; our construction yields examples which do not lie in any such subgroup.
A homological recipe for pseudo-Anosovs
The lower central series and pseudoanosov dilatations. arXiv:math.
A homological recipe for pseudo-Anosovs
These are the standard matrices of shearing, dilation, and (elliptic) rotation, respectively.
Anderson Localization for radial tree-like random quantum graphs
The shearing matrix corresponds to the delta-potential at tn and finally, the dilation matrix encodes the jump condition at tn due to the branching number.
Anderson Localization for radial tree-like random quantum graphs
For such a choice of this coordinate, the results of the influence of gravitation on physical objects reduce to effects analogous to length contraction and time dilation.
The possibility of a simple derivation of the Schwarzschild metric
Then all the steps of the derivation of Sec. 4 follow, with the only difference that this time the expressions (11) and (12) have a very simple interpretation, as expressing the length contraction and time dilation, respectively, which result from the stationary frame ’ s motion relative to the “ substratum” .
The possibility of a simple derivation of the Schwarzschild metric
In particular, for some sectors of the SYM the quantum dilatation operator was constructed as a perturbative expansion to up to three loops in terms of some differential operators [6, 7].
Random walks in N = 4 Super Yang-Mills
The system consisting of composite operators and dilation operator can be mapped to a spin system which in addition to the spin chain dynamics possesses an interaction responsible for chain splitting/joining [8–10].
Random walks in N = 4 Super Yang-Mills
On the other hand, since the dilatations in a conformal theory can be identified with time evolution this should be equivalent to SYM itself at finite temperature.
Random walks in N = 4 Super Yang-Mills
The dilatation operator of N = 4 super Yang–Mills theory and integrability.
Random walks in N = 4 Super Yang-Mills
The complete one-loop dilatation operator of N = 4 super Yang–Mills theory.
Random walks in N = 4 Super Yang-Mills

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