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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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How does the performer's body work to dilate itself?
To dilate the body is to help awaken the body, that of the performer and the spectator alike, to affectivities, sensitivities, and intensities.
Because the compound causes blood vessels to dilate, enabling more blood to flow through them, researchers suspected that inhaling nitric oxide might help patients who were having trouble breathing.
Nitric oxide may limit the sickling of blood cells, prevent cells from sticking to vessel walls, or dilate peripheral blood vessels, says Mark T.
In clinical settings, such as hypoxic respiratory failure, when nitric oxide is inhaled it dilates pulmonary blood vessels in ventilated parts of the lung.
Researchers have long known that nitric oxide from blood vessel walls relaxes and dilates the vessels.
But unlike other such drugs, it also dilates blood vessels and serves as an antioxidant.
When George feels the chest pain caused by an ischemic attack, he reaches for nitroglycerine, a drug that dilates the coronary arteries and thus floods the heart with oxygen-rich blood.
Because prostacyclin dilates blood vessels and inhibits platelet aggregation, it is thought to help keep blood pressure at safe levels during pregnancy.