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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 ?
Again she felt before her the expanding and opening arms of the protecting woods.
Day after day she looked fearfully into the child's expanding nature, ever dreading to detect some dark and wild peculiarity that should correspond with the guiltiness to which she owed her being.
Then they seemed so familiar with French names and French authors: but my amazement reached its climax when Miss Temple asked Helen if she sometimes snatched a moment to recall the Latin her father had taught her, and taking a book from a shelf, bade her read and construe a page of Virgil; and Helen obeyed, my organ of veneration expanding at every sounding line.
I've neither taken any nor found any,' she said, as I toiled to them, expanding her hands in corroboration of the statement.
My stool was such a tower of observation, that as I watched him reading on again, after this rapturous exclamation, and following up the lines with his forefinger, I observed that his nostrils, which were thin and pointed, with sharp dints in them, had a singular and most uncomfortable way of expanding and contracting themselves - that they seemed to twinkle instead of his eyes, which hardly ever twinkled at all.
Then Trefusis, expanding his chest like a man just released from some cramping drudgery, rejoined Mr.
The revolutions of time furnish no previous example of a nation shooting up to maturity and expanding into greatness with the rapidity which has characterized the growth of the American people.
The need of a constantly expanding market for its products chases the bourgeoisie over the whole surface of the globe.
There he saw dazzling camellias expanding themselves, with flowers which were giving forth their last colours and perfumes, not on bushes, but on trees, and within bamboo enclosures, cherry, plum, and apple trees, which the Japanese cultivate rather for their blossoms than their fruit, and which queerly-fashioned, grinning scarecrows protected from the sparrows, pigeons, ravens, and other voracious birds.
One side of it lay near the termination of a long gradually expanding gorge, which mounted to the heights that environed the vale.