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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.

expanding

(ɪkˈspændɪŋ)
adj
becoming, or capable of becoming, greater in extent, volume, size, or scope
Translations

expanding

[ɪksˈpændɪŋ] ADJ [metal] → dilatable; [bracelet] → expandible; [market, industry, profession] → en expansión
the expanding universeel universo en expansión
expanding filecarpeta f de acordeón
a job with expanding opportunitiesun empleo con perspectivas de futuro
a rapidly expanding industryuna industria en rápida expansión

expanding

[ɪksˈpændɪŋ] adj (universe, industry) → in espansione
after six months her expanding waistline became impossible to hide → dopo sei mesi le riuscì impossibile nascondere il pancione
References in classic literature ?
They could find a great many things to do together, and this was a period of peculiar growth--the political horizon was expanding, and--in short, Mr.
Doth o'er us pass, when, as th' expanding eye To the loved object-so the tear to the lid Will start, which lately slept in apathy?
Vast in bulk and stature, with a long white face, which, broadened at the base by a big double chin, appeared egg-shaped in the fringe of thin greyish whisker, the great personage seemed an expanding man.
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.
Perhaps she touches with her lips its expanding chalice.
They were expanding, and in the course of their expanding they drove the Folk before them, and settled down themselves in the caves and occupied the territory that we had occupied.