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v. ex·pand·ed, ex·pand·ing, ex·pands
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.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.expandable - able to expand or be expanded
expansive - able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion; "Expansive materials"; "the expansive force of fire"
2.expandable - (of gases) capable of expansion
elastic - capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy; "an elastic band"; "a youthful and elastic walk"


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