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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expansive  \Ex*pan"sive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  expansif.] 
  Having  a  capacity  or  tendency  to  expand  or  dilate;  diffusive; 
  of  much  expanse;  wide-extending;  as  the  expansive  force  of 
  heat;  the  expansive  quality  of  air. 
 
  A  more  expansive  and  generous  compassion.  --Eustace. 
 
  His  forehead  was  broad  and  expansive.  --Prescott. 
  --  {Ex*pan"sive*ly},  adv  -{Ex*pan"sive*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expansive 
  adj  1:  able  or  tending  to  expand  or  characterized  by  expansion; 
  "Expansive  materials";  "the  expansive  force  of  fire" 
  [ant:  {unexpansive}] 
  2:  impressive  in  scale;  "an  expansive  lifestyle";  "in  the  grand 
  manner"  [syn:  {grand}] 
  3:  (psychiatry)  marked  by  exaggerated  feelings  of  euphoria  and 
  delusions  of  grandeur 
  4:  friendly  and  open  and  willing  to  talk;  "wine  made  the  guest 
  expansive"  [syn:  {talkative}] 




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