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dilate -- as in: dilated eyes
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Moby Dick
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  • (ASIDE) Something shot from my dilated nostrils, he has inhaled it in his lungs.
  • But, doubtless, this noble savage fed strong and drank deep of the abounding element of air; and through his dilated nostrils snuffed in the sublime life of the worlds.
  • And now abating in his flurry, the whale once more rolled out into view; surging from side to side; spasmodically dilating and contracting his spout-hole, with sharp, cracking, agonized respirations.

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  • Her pupils were dilated.
  • Pupils dilate when someone looks at something they like.

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