ex·pan·sive /ɪkˈspæn(t)sɪv/ 形容詞
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.
adj 1: able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion;
"Expansive materials"; "the expansive force of fire"
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]