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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·pan·sive /ɪkˈspæn(t)sɪv/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ex·pan·sive /ɪkˈspæn(t)sɪv/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·pan·sive a.
 1. 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. [wns=1]
    A more expansive and generous compassion.   --Eustace.
    His forehead was broad and expansive.   --Prescott.
 2. causing expansion; as, the expansive force of heat.
 -- Ex*pan*sive*ly, adv. -Ex*pan*sive*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion;
             "Expansive materials"; "the expansive force of fire"
             [ant: unexpansive]
      2: impressive in scale; "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand
         manner" [syn: grand]
      3: marked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of
      4: friendly and open and willing to talk; "wine made the guest
         expansive" [syn: talkative]