expansive

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adjective ex·pan·sive \ik-ˈspan(t)-siv\

Definition of expansive

  1. 1 :  having a capacity or a tendency to expand

  2. 2 :  causing or tending to cause expansion

  3. 3 a :  characterized by high spirits, generosity, or readiness to talk :  open <grew expansive after dinner> b :  marked by or indicative of exaggerated euphoria and delusions of self-importance <an expansive patient>

  4. 4 :  marked by expansion; especially :  having a great expanse or extent :  sizable, extensive <an expansive interpretation of the law>

  5. 5 :  characterized by richness, abundance, or magnificence <expansive living> <expansive taste>

expansively

adverb

expansiveness

noun

Examples of expansive in a sentence

  1. He was unusually expansive at the press conference.

  2. She was in an expansive mood.

  3. The law was expansive in its scope.

  4. a more expansive treatment of the topic

  5. the hotel's expansive dining room

  6. The house has expansive views of the valley.

1651

First Known Use of expansive

1651


EXPANSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

expansive

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adjective ex·pan·sive \ik-ˈspan(t)-siv\

Definition of expansive for English Language Learners

  • : talking a lot

  • : covering or including many things : very broad or wide

  • : covering a large space or area


Medical Dictionary

expansive

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adjective ex·pan·sive \ik-ˈspan(t)-siv\

Medical Definition of expansive

  1. :  marked by or indicative of exaggerated euphoria and delusions of self-importance <a patient with expansive trends>

expansiveness

\-nəs\play noun


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