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expansive - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'expansive' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Expansive [ a.]
- Having a capacity or tendency to expand or dilate; diffusive; of much expanse; wide-extending; as, the expansive force of heat; the expansive quality of air.

Meaning of 'expansive' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . expansive [ a]
Meaning (1):
- able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion
Example in sentence:
  • Expansive materials;
  • the expansive force of fire
2 . expansive [ s]
Meaning (2):
- of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope
Example in sentence:
  • an expansive lifestyle;
  • collecting on a grand scale;
  • heroic undertakings;
  • in the grand manner
Meaning (3):
- friendly and open and willing to talk
Example in sentence:
  • wine made the guest expansive