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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.
See also: dilate, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This quick breakdown of nitric oxide is imperative to prevent the gas from migrating to places where it might have unintended consequences, such as dilating blood vessels, says Keefer.
If inhaled-nitric oxide therapy has effects other than dilating blood vessels in the lungs, they must be due to mechanisms that run counter to classical understandings of the compound's action, Gladwin says.
Gladwin and his colleagues plan to test their hypothesis that hemoglobin releases nitric oxide in regions where blood flow has been blocked, dilating blood vessels and helping sickled cells move throughout the body.
Prostacyclin hinders blood clotting and relieves high blood pressure by dilating blood vessels.
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For one thing, they can expand to accommodate heavy flow, dilating like elastic tubing.
As people age, their vessels lose some dilating ability.