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1. Capable of expanding or tending to expand.
2. Broad in size or extent; comprehensive: expansive police powers.
3. Open and communicative; talkative or effusive: Wine made the guest expansive.
4. Grand in scale: an expansive lifestyle.
ex·pan′sive·ness, ex′pan·siv′i·ty (ĕk′spăn-sĭv′ĭ-tē) n.
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|Adv.||1.||expansively - in an impressively expansive manner; "she managed to live rather expansively on her modest income"|
|2.||expansively - in an ebullient manner; "Khrushchev ebulliently promised to supply rockets for the protection of Cuba against American aggression"|