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dilator (drug)

Definition:

a drug that causes dilation

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Related to:

dilate

Plural:

dilators

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

vasodilator

Synonyms:

dilatator

Etymology:

Latin dilatator ("propagator"), from dilato ("I spread out").
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Dilator | dilatator

a medical term with a number of uses, including: A surgical instrument or medical implement used to induce dilation, that is, to expand an opening or passage such as the cervix, urethra, esophagus, or vaginal introitus. ; A pharmacological treatment... (40 of 313 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Dilator

Collins Dictionary:

dilator | dilater | dilatator

something that dilates an object, especially a surgical instrument for dilating a bodily cavity | a muscle that expands an orifice or dilates an organ (24 of 279 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dilator

Merriam-Webster:

dilate | dilated [past tense] | dilating [present participle] | distend [synonym, sense-specific] | swell [synonym, sense-specific] | widen [synonym, sense-specific] | discourse [synonym, sense-specific] | dilatability [noun, related] | dilatable [adjective, related] | ...

[archaic] to describe or set forth at length or in detail | to enlarge or expand in bulk or extent; "distend", "widen" | to comment at length; ... (25 of 137 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/dilate

Oxford Dictionary:

dilator | dilator muscle

a thing that dilates something, in particular | [anatomy] : a muscle whose contraction dilates an organ or aperture, such as the pupil of the eye. | a ... (26 of 61 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/dilator

American Heritage Dictionary:

dilator | dilatator

A muscle that dilates a body part, such as a blood vessel or the pupil of the eye. | An instrument that dilates a body part, such as a cavity, canal, ... (30 of 37 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dilator

Wiktionary:

dilator | dilators [plural]

[anatomy] Any nerve or muscle that causes part of the body to dilate | [medicine] Any drug that causes such dilation | [medicine] An instrument used to dilate an orifice or cavity (30 of 31 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dilator

New World Dictionary:

dilator

a person or thing that dilates; specifically, | any muscle that dilates a part of the body | a surgical instrument for dilating an opening, wound, ... (24 of 30 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dilator

Random House Dictionary:

dilator | dilater [sense-specific]

[anatomy] a muscle that dilates some cavity of the body. | [surgery] an instrument for dilating body canals, orifices, or cavities. (20 of 28 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/dilator

Britannica Encyclopedia:

drug [chemical agent]

any chemical substance that affects the functioning of living things and the organisms that infect them. Pharmacology, the science of drugs, deals ... (22 of 1390 words, 3 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/171942​/drug

Macmillan British Dictionary:

drug [countable] | drugs [plural]

an illegal substance that affects someone physically or mentally when they ... | a substance that you take to treat a disease or medical problem (24 of 132 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/drug

drug [transitive, verb] | drugged [past tense] | drugging [present participle] | drugs [3rd-person singular present]

to give a drug to someone so that they will go to sleep or will become unconscious | to put a drug in food or drink so that someone will swallow it ... (31 of 76 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/drug 14

Cambridge Dictionary:

drug [entry 1]

any natural or artificially made chemical which is used as a medicine (12 of 30 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/drug 1

drug [entry 2]

any natural or artificially made chemical which is taken for pleasure, to ... | any activity that you cannot stop doing (20 of 86 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/drug 2

drug [entry 3] | -gg- [past tense]

to give someone or something a chemical which causes a loss of feeling or unconsciousness (15 of 70 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/drug 3

Encarta Dictionary:

dilator | dilators [plural] | dilatator [medicine, sense-specific] | dilatators [medicine, sense-specific, plural]

a muscle or muscle group that expands a part of the body | something that makes something else wider or larger, especially a medical instrument used ... (25 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861604711​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

dilatator [anatomy] | dilatators [plural]

Origin: Latin dilatator ("propagator"), from dilato ("I spread out").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dilatator

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

dilator

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dilatator

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Google Dictionary:

dilator | dilators [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "dilator"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

dilator

Audio: North American pronunciation of "dilator"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=dilate​06 word=dilator

YourDictionary Audio:

dilator

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dilatator

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Collins Dictionary:

dilatator | dilator | dilater

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "dilatator"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "dilatator"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dilatator

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