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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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One of those numbers, primary, EPS, is computed assuming that common stock equivalents, those dilative securities most similar in substance to common stock, were converted to common stock on the first day of the reporting period.
That difficulty, is increased by the fact that potentially dilative securities are evaluated and permanently classified as of their issue date.
Nevertheless, dilative needs demand uninterrupted perfection of elevators on the basis of modern scientific and technical achievements in order to speed up the elevator car, to raise lifting capacity and passenger security.
extract has a relaxant effect on endothelium intact thoracic arterial rings from Sprague-Dawley male and sham-operated female rats, whereas it has only a weak dilative effect on rings from ovariectomized female rats.
The liver, heart, and pancreas are the target organs of iron-induced injury; therefore, the major pathological manifestations observed in [beta]-thalassemia major are chronic liver disease, evolving to cirrhosis, and dilative cardiomyopathy, both characterized by severe iron deposition (3, 4).
We give in this paper a model for the pressure dependent yielding of polymers, based on the thermally activated growth of deformation zones, or Somigliana dislocation loops, of a type that introduces two strain components, both shear and dilative, and therefore two components of the stress tensor, the shear [[Sigma].
18) Weighted average shares and dilative securities outstanding (in thousands): 465,296 465,922 465,609 GENERAL HOSPITALS SELECTED STATISTICS - CONTINUING OPERATIONS Calendar 2004 by Quarter (Unaudited) (Dollars in millions except for net inpatient revenue per patient day and per admission) 3 Months Ended 6 Months Ended 3/31/04(1) 6/30/04 6/30/04 Net inpatient revenues $1,752 $1,690 $3,442 Net outpatient revenues $803 $781 $1,584 Facilities owned or operated 70 72 72 Licensed beds at end of period 18,578 18,784 18,784 Average licensed beds 18,578 18,647 18,612 Utilization of licensed beds 58.
Alternatively, the increased troponin T may reflect true myocardial damage because dilative cardiomyopathy may result from muscular dystrophy [27] and a substantial proportion of patients with end-stage renal failure suffer from severe coronary artery disease [29,30].
Further trenches will attempt to identify wider widths of mineralization within dilative zones.