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ex·pand

 (ĭk-spănd′)
v. ex·pand·ed, ex·pand·ing, ex·pands
v.tr.
1. To increase the size, volume, quantity, or scope of; enlarge: expanded her store by adding a second room. See Synonyms at increase.
2. To express at length or in detail; enlarge on: expanded his remarks afterward.
3. To open (something) up or out; spread out: The bird expanded its wings and flew off.
4. Mathematics To write (a quantity) as a sum of terms in an extended form.
v.intr.
1. To become greater in size, volume, quantity, or scope: Air expands when heated. This critic's influence is expanding.
2. To speak or write at length or in detail: expand on a favorite topic.
3. To open up or out; unfold: The chair expands to form a daybed.

[Middle English expanden, to spread out, from Latin expandere : ex-, ex- + pandere, to spread; see petə- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·pand′a·ble adj.
ex·pand′er n.

expanded

(ɪkˈspændɪd)
adj
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Also: extended (of printer's type) wider than usual for a particular height. Compare condensed
2. (Chemistry) (of a plastic) having been foamed during manufacture by the introduction of a gas in order to make a light packaging material or heat insulator: expanded polystyrene. See also expanded metal

ex•pand•ed

(ɪkˈspæn dɪd)

adj.
1. increased in area, bulk, or volume; enlarged; extended: an expanded version of a story.
2. (of a typeface) wider in proportion to its height. Compare condensed (def. 4).
[1400–50]
ex•pand′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.expanded - increased in extent or size or bulk or scope
contracted - reduced in size or pulled together; "the contracted pupils of her eyes"
Translations

expanded

[ɪksˈpændɪd]
A. ADJ (Metal, Tech) → dilatado
B. CPD expanded polystyrene Npoliestireno m dilatado
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Brooke to write a letter: his only difficulty was to write a short one, and his ideas in this case expanded over the three large pages and the inward foldings.
Regarding the Sperm whale's head as a solid oblong, you may, on an inclined plane, sideways divide it into two quoins, whereof the lower is the bony structure, forming the cranium and jaws, and the upper an unctuous mass wholly free from bones; its broad forward end forming the expanded vertical apparent forehead of the whale.
A shiny silk hat and a pair of worn gloves lying ready on the end of a long table looked expanded too, enormous.
We can't put up with the innocence of nasty little children," said the great and expanded personage, expanding a little more, as it were.
What is the odds so long as the spirit is expanded by means of rosy wine, and the present moment is the least happiest of our existence
If the wing of friendship should never moult a feather, the wing of relationship should never be clipped, but be always expanded and serene.
The gases of the powder, expanded by heat, forced back the atmospheric strata with tremendous violence, and this artificial hurricane rushed like a water-spout through the air.
Know, monseigneur, that in all that relates to my intimate feelings I render account only to God and to my conscience," she concluded, laying her hand on her beautiful, fully expanded bosom and looking up to heaven.
The man was upon one knee, his back in the angle of the wall, his shoulders elevated to the level of his ears, his hands before his face, palms outward, the fingers spread and crooked like claws; the white face turned upward on the retracted neck had an expression of unutterable fright, the mouth half open, the eyes incredibly expanded.
The girlhood of which she had been cheated seemed to come back to her with the ripeness of womanhood; she expanded like a flower of flame and perfume; no laugh was readier than hers, no wit quicker, in the twilight circles of that enchanted summer.
and M&R Strategic expanded their leases and Vera Institute of Justice relocated and expanded.
Despite the volume of the voices calling for expanded bottle bills, states such as Connecticut and Hawaii are also considering repealing their deposit systems in favor of other forms of litter prevention or recycling.

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