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dilate on (something)

To discuss or write about something at length. I think you need to dilate on this point because it's so important to your argument.
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dilate on something

Fig. to speak or write in great detail on some subject. I am sure you do not wish me to dilate further on this matter. If you do not see my point, I would be pleased to dilate on this matter further.
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Six months later, when he was still symptomatic, the patient was determined to have met the criteria for idiopathic inflammatory dilated cardiomyopathy, and initiated treatment with anakinra.
During the procedure, origin of the LCA from the PA trunk, a dilated and tortuous RCA from the RCC, extensive intercoronary collaterals, and anterior mitral valve prolapse were confirmed (Figure 3).
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There is little information on the repair of dilated ear lobules; however, given the increasing popularity of ear piercing among youths, this repair is increasingly performed to restore the natural ear appearance and shape for aesthetic and social reasons.
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