expand VERB 1) make or become larger or more extensive. 2) (expand on) give a fuller version or account of. 3) become less reserved.
DERIVATIVES expandable adjective expander noun expansible adjective.
ORIGIN Latin expandere 'spread out' .

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  • expansible — [ ɛkspɑ̃sibl ] adj. • 1756; du rad. de expansion ♦ Phys. Qui est susceptible d expansion. ⇒ dilatable. Les gaz sont expansibles. ● expansible adjectif Se dit d un gaz susceptible d expansion. expansible adj. PHYS Sus …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Expansible — Ex*pan si*ble, a. [Cf. F. expansible.] Capable of being expanded or spread out widely. [1913 Webster] Bodies are not expansible in proportion to their weight. Grew. {Ex*pan si*ble*ness},n. {Ex*pan si*bly},adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expansible — adjetivo 1. Área: física Que puede extenderse o dilatarse: Con un material no expansible evitaremos la dilatación …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • expansible — adj. Fís. Susceptible de expansión …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • expansible — [ek span′sə bəl, ikspan′sə bəl] adj. that can be expanded expansibility n …   English World dictionary

  • expansible — ► adjetivo FÍSICA Que se puede expandir o extender. * * * expansible adj. Susceptible de expansión. * * * expansible. adj. Fís. Susceptible de expansión …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • expansible — expansibility, n. /ik span seuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being expanded: Most metals are expansible. [1685 95; < L expans(us) (see EXPANSE) + IBLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • expansible — (èk span si bl ) adj. Terme de physique. Qui est susceptible d expansibilité. •   Le différent degré de chaleur auquel chaque fluide, chargé du poids de l atmosphère, peut devenir expansible, CONDORCET Bucquet.. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Voy. expansion …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • expansible — expandable, expansible are two forms of the derivative of expand. See able, ible …   Modern English usage

  • expansible — {{#}}{{LM E17026}}{{〓}} {{[}}expansible{{]}} ‹ex·pan·si·ble› {{《}}▍ adj.inv.{{》}} Que puede extenderse o dilatarse: • Los materiales elásticos son expansibles.{{○}} …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

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