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Definition 1: able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where expansive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Expansive materials
  • the expansive force of fire

(expansive is similar to ...) capable of being distended; able to stretch and expand

"the stomach is a distensible organ"

(expansive is similar to ...) filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood

"erectile tissue" "the penis is an erectile organ"

(expansive is similar to ...) able to expand or be expanded

(expansive is similar to ...) designed to be filled with air or gas

"an inflatable mattress" "an inflatable boat"

Definition 2: friendly and open and willing to talk - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where expansive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wine made the guest expansive

Synonyms for expansive in the sense of this definition

(expansive is similar to ...) able or tending to communicate

"was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"

Definition 3: marked by exaggerated feelings of euphoria and delusions of grandeur - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(expansive is similar to ...) exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation

(expansive belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

Definition 4: of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where expansive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an expansive lifestyle
  • in the grand manner
  • collecting on a grand scale
  • heroic undertakings

Synonyms for expansive in the sense of this definition

(expansive is similar to ...) making a strong or vivid impression

"an impressive ceremony"

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