ex·pand·ed | \ik-ˈspan-dəd \

Definition of expanded 

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The Trump administration's decision to exempt Florida from expanded offshore drilling kicked off a frenzy Wednesday in other coastal states, with governors from both political parties asking: Why not us? The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Bipartisan uproar follows exemption of Florida from offshore drilling expansion," 11 Jan. 2018 Federal aviation regulators are conducting a new and expanded type of safety review—covering an array of current jetliner engines—as a result of a fatal Southwest Airlines Co. accident two months ago. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "FAA Expands Engine Checks After Southwest Accident," 21 June 2018 Construction for the expansion on Folmar Parkway in Interstate Industrial Park will begin in July with expanded production beginning in December 2019. William Thornton, AL.com, "Hyundai Power Transformers announces $33 million expansion, to create 86 jobs," 17 Apr. 2018 Looking at the industry as a whole in the state of Kentucky, players like Country Boy, West Sixth and Against the Grain are taking steps forward with expanded production. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, "The votes are in: This craft brewery is the best in Kentuckiana," 29 Mar. 2018 Lucy Dadayan, a research scientist at the public policy think tank Rockefeller Institute of Government, said the gambling industry in the past has presented overly optimistic views of expanded gambling. Cameron Mcwhirter, WSJ, "Would Legalized Sports Betting Help States Get Out of the Hole?," 7 Apr. 2018 Turkey's highest electoral body on Wednesday certified the results of last month's parliamentary and presidential elections, paving the way for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to continue his 15-year rule with expanded powers. Fox News, "Turkey's election board confirms Erdogan win," 4 July 2018 The pass itself is free (though there is a $10 processing fee) and includes any visits to national parks, national wildlife refuges, and national forests, and when used at certain sites, can include discounts on expanded amenity fees. Samantha Lefave, Outside Online, "The Best National Parks for Those with Disabilities," 1 July 2018 LeBron James hasn’t made expanded comments about joining the Lakers since his agent dropped that July 1 press release. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "LeBron James' first tweet since joining the Lakers was about pizza," 9 July 2018

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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