enlargement

Definitions of enlargement
  1. noun
    the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
    synonyms: expansion
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    contraction
    the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
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    dilatation, dilation
    the act of expanding an aperture
    distension, distention
    the act of expanding by pressure from within
    stretching
    act of expanding by lengthening or widening
    inflation
    the act of filling something with air
    magnification
    the act of expanding something in apparent size
    extension
    act of expanding in scope; making more widely available
    vasodilation
    dilation of blood vessels (especially the arteries)
    tension
    the action of stretching something tight
    spread, spreading
    act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
    extension
    act of stretching or straightening out a flexed limb
    stretch
    extension to or beyond the ordinary limit
    mydriasis
    reflex pupillary dilation as a muscle pulls the iris outward; occurs in response to a decrease in light or certain drugs
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    increase, step-up
    the act of increasing something
  2. noun
    the state of being enlarged
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    pseudobulb
    a solid bulblike enlargement of the stem of some orchids
    lump, puffiness, swelling
    an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
    spermatocele
    a swelling on the epididymis or the testis; usually contains spermatozoa
    bloat
    swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas
    bunion
    a painful swelling of the bursa of the first joint of the big toe
    dropsy, edema, hydrops, oedema
    swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
    haematocele, haematocoele, hematocele, hematocoele
    swelling caused by blood collecting in a body cavity (especially a swelling of the membrane covering the testis)
    intumescence, intumescency
    swelling up with blood or other fluids (as with congestion)
    iridoncus
    swelling of the iris of the eye
    lymphogranuloma
    swelling of a lymph node
    oscheocele, oscheocoele
    swelling of the scrotum
    tumidity, tumidness
    slight swelling of an organ or part
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    state
    the way something is with respect to its main attributes
  3. noun
    a photographic print that has been enlarged
    synonyms: blowup, magnification
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    exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture
    a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
  4. noun
    a discussion that provides additional information
    synonyms: elaboration, expansion
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    expatiation
    a discussion (spoken or written) that enlarges on a topic or theme at length or in detail
    embellishment, embroidery
    elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail
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    discourse, discussion, treatment
    an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
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