Definition for EX-PANS'IVE

EX-PANS'IVE, a. [Fr.]

  1. Having the power to expand, to spread, or to dilate; as, the expansive force of heat or fire. Gregory.
  2. Having the capacity of being expanded; as, the expansive quality of air; the expansive atmosphere. Thomson.
  3. Widely extended; as, expansive benevolence.

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