dilate vs elaborate what difference

what is difference between dilate and elaborate

English

Etymology

From Middle English dilaten, from Old French dilater, from Latin dīlātō (I spread out), from di- (variant of dis-) + lātus (wide).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /daɪˈleɪt/
  • Rhymes: -eɪt

Verb

dilate (third-person singular simple present dilates, present participle dilating, simple past and past participle dilated)

  1. (transitive) To enlarge; to make bigger.
  2. (intransitive) To become wider or larger; to expand.
    Antonym: contract
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To speak largely and copiously; to dwell in narration; to enlarge; with “on” or “upon”.
    • 1810, George Crabbe, The Borough
      But still they on their ancient joys dilate.
  4. (medicine, transitive, intransitive) To use a dilator to widen (something, such as a vagina).
    • 1896, The Chicago Medical Recorder, page 62:
      An experimenter in New York has recently advocated what he is pleased to call temporary forcible dilatation of the trachea in the treatment of membranous croup, his idea being to introduce into the trachea a dilator and to forcibly dilate, every few hours if need be, and he reports favorable results.
    • 1911, Abraham Leo Wolbarst, Gonorrhea in the Male: A Practical Guide to Its Treatment, page 148:
      In very tight and obstinate stricture I sometimes dilate every day, but as soon as it has been stretched up to 23 or 24, I dilate every other day, or at greater intervals, keeping the instrument in place several minutes.
    • 2010, Kehinde Adeola Ayeni, Feasts of Phantoms, Fisher King Press (→ISBN), page 148:
      He gave her some of the dilators he used to dilate her vagina shortly after the surgery and encouraged her to do it frequently.
    • 2012, Wolf Eicher, Götz Kockott, Sexology, Springer Science & Business Media (→ISBN)
      It is important to realize that a number of these women do not want to have their vaginismus treated but only to achieve pregnancy. [] The use of hard plastic rods with increasing diameters, a sort of pseudopenis, can be useful, provided it is explained to the woman that these rods are not used to dilate her vagina but are a means of training the relaxation of her pelvic muscles and of getting these muscles under control.

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • dilute

Anagrams

  • atelid, de-tail, detail, dietal, laited, tailed

French

Verb

dilate

  1. inflection of dilater:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Anagrams

  • déliât, détail, ladite

Latin

Participle

dīlāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of dīlātus

Portuguese

Verb

dilate

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of dilatar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of dilatar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of dilatar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of dilatar

Spanish

Verb

dilate

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of dilatar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of dilatar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of dilatar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of dilatar.


English

Etymology

1575, from Late Latin ēlabōrātus (worked out), past participle of ēlabōrō (to work out), from ē- (out, forth, fully) + labor (work, toil, exertion). More at e-, labour.

Pronunciation

  • Adjective: ĭlă’bərət, IPA(key): /ɪˈlæbəɹət/
  • Verb: ĭlă’bərāt, IPA(key): /ɪˈlæbəɹeɪt/

Adjective

elaborate (comparative more elaborate, superlative most elaborate)

  1. Complex, detailed, or sophisticated.
  2. Intricate, fancy, flashy, or showy.
    • The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.

Translations

Verb

elaborate (third-person singular simple present elaborates, present participle elaborating, simple past and past participle elaborated)

  1. (transitive) to develop in detail or complexity
    • 1871, “Bismarck”, All the Year Round (volume 5, page 129)
      [] by the time of the subsequent coronation, when the Prussian king put the crown on his own head in child-like belief of the obsolete doctrine called divine right, the untiring statesman had elaborated his scheme of reform.
  2. (intransitive) (sometimes followed by on or upon, and then the object of the preposition) to expand/enlarge in detail
    What do you mean you didn’t come home last night? Would you care to elaborate?
    Could you elaborate on the plot for your novel for me?

Translations


Ido

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /elaboˈrate/

Verb

elaborate

  1. adverbial present passive participle of elaborar

Italian

Adjective

elaborate

  1. feminine plural of elaborato

Verb

elaborate

  1. inflection of elaborare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of the past participle of elaborare

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /eː.la.boːˈraː.te/, [eːɫ̪äboːˈɾäːt̪ɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /e.la.boˈra.te/, [ɛlɑbɔˈrɑːt̪ɛ]

Verb

ēlabōrāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of ēlabōrō

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