23 January 2009

A Word With Moshammer's Ghost


Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French dilater, from Latin dilatare, literally, to spread wide, from dis- + latus wide

Date: 14th century

1: expanded laterally; especially being flat and widened; My cousin Chico's head was so big when he was born, that my aunt Judine's cervix was dilated 13 centimeters.

2: expanded normally or abnormally in all dimensions; My eyes were so dilated I was seeing interdimensional witches, dude.

Hotcha! Hank

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