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ENLARGED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does enlarged mean? 

ENLARGED (adjective)
  The adjective ENLARGED has 5 senses:

1. expanded in scope
2. (of an organ or body part) excessively enlarged as a result of increased size in the constituent cells
3. as of a photograph; made larger
4. larger than normal
5. enlarged to an abnormal degree

  Familiarity information: ENLARGED used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENLARGED (adjective)


Sense 1enlarged [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Expanded in scope

Context example:

the enlarged authority of the committee

Similar:

expanded (increased in extent or size or bulk or scope)


Sense 2enlarged [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of an organ or body part) excessively enlarged as a result of increased size in the constituent cells

Synonyms:

hypertrophied; enlarged

Context example:

hypertrophied myocardial fibers


Sense 3enlarged [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

As of a photograph; made larger

Synonyms:

blown-up; enlarged

Context example:

the enlarged photograph revealed many details

Similar:

big; large (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent)


Sense 4enlarged [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Larger than normal

Context example:

enlarged joints

Similar:

unhealthy (not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind)


Sense 5enlarged [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enlarged to an abnormal degree

Synonyms:

magnified; exaggerated; enlarged

Context example:

thick lenses exaggerated the size of her eyes

Similar:

increased (made greater in size or amount or degree)


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