Dil`a*ta"tion (?), n. [OE. dilatacioun, F. dilatation, L. dilatatio, fr. dilatare. See Dilate, and cf. 2d Dilation.]
Prolixity; diffuse discourse.
[Obs.] "What needeth greater dilatation
The act of dilating; expansion; an enlarging on al sides; the state of being dilated; dilation.
A dilation or enlargement of a canal or other organ.
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