Ex*pa"ti*ate (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Expatiated (?);p. pr. & vb. n. Expariating (?).] [L. expatiatus, exspatiatus, p. p. of expatiari, exspatiari, to expatiate; ex out + spatiari to walk about spread out, fr. spatium space. See Space.]

1.

To range at large, or without restraint.

Bids his free soul expatiate in the skies. Pope.

2.

To enlarge in discourse or writing; to be copious in argument or discussion; to descant.

He expatiated on the inconveniences of trade. Addison.

 

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Ex*pa"ti*ate, v. t.

To expand; to spread; to extend; to diffuse; to broaden.

Afford art an ample field in which to expatiate itself. Dryden.

 

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