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Enlarged Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    enlarged adj
  1. expanded in scope; "the enlarged authority of the committee"
  2. (of an organ or body part) excessively enlarged as a result of increased size in the constituent cells; "hypertrophied myocardial fibers" [syn: hypertrophied] [ant: atrophied]
  3. as of a photograph; made larger; "the enlarged photograph revealed many details" [syn: blown-up]
  4. larger than normal; "enlarged joints"
  5. enlarged to an abnormal degree; "thick lenses exaggerated the size of her eyes" [syn: exaggerated, magnified]
Enlarged Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Enlarge \En*large"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enlarged; p. pr. & vb. n. Enlarging.] [OF. enlargier; pref. en- (L. in) + F. large wide. See Large.]
  1. To make larger; to increase in quantity or dimensions; to extend in limits; to magnify; as, the body is enlarged by nutrition; to enlarge one's house. To enlarge their possessions of land. --Locke.
  2. To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, and the like; as, knowledge enlarges the mind. O ye Corinthians, our . . . heart is enlarged. --2 Cor. vi. 11.
  3. To set at large or set free. [Archaic] It will enlarge us from all restraints. --Barrow. Enlarging hammer, a hammer with a slightly rounded face of large diameter; -- used by gold beaters. --Knight. To enlarge an order or rule (Law), to extend the time for complying with it. --Abbott. To enlarge one's self, to give free vent to speech; to spread out discourse. ``They enlarged themselves on this subject.'' --Clarendon. To enlarge the heart, to make free, liberal, and charitable. Syn: To increase; extend; expand; spread; amplify; augment; magnify. See Increase.
Enlarged Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Enlarged \En*larged"\, a. Made large or larger; extended; swollen. -- En*lar"ged*ly, adv. -- En*lar"ged*ness, n.
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  • Enlarged to Show Detail 2: Enlarged to Show Detail 2 (full title: 311: Enlarged to Show Detail 2, a.k.a. E.T.S.D.2) is the second documentary created by the Multi- ...
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  • Auburn Enlarged City School District: Auburn Enlarged City School District is a school district in Auburn , New York , United States. The interim superintendent is Mr. ...

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* I do not mean to suggest that our handsome, newly enlarged library is to be a headquarters of busy bookworms, old and young, routinely absorbing knowledge by the hour while birds sing outside and the Mets fight it out for last place in the National League. On the contrary, a good library is a joyful place where the imagination roams free, and life is actively enriched. - John K. Hutchens

* No birth certificate is issued when friendship is born. There is nothing tangible. There is just a feeling that your life is different and that your capacity to love and care has miraculously been enlarged with out any effort on your part. It's like having a tiny apartment and somebody moves in with you. But instead of becoming cramped and crowded, the space expands, and you discover rooms you never knew you had until your friend moved in with you. - Steve Tesich

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