Ex"pe*dite (?), a. [L. expeditus, p. p. of expedire to free one caught by the foot, to extricate, set free, bring forward, make ready; ex out + pes, prdis, t. See Foot.]

1.

Free of impediment; unimpeded.

To make the way plain and expedite. Hooker.

2.

Expeditious; quick; speedily; prompt.

Nimble and expedite . . . in its operation. Tollotson.

Speech is a very short and expedite way of conveying their thoughts. Locke.

 

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Ex"pe*dite, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expedited (?);p. pr. & vb. n. Expediting (?).]

1.

To relieve of impediments; to facilitate; to accelerate the process or progress of; to hasten; to quicken; as, to expedite the growth of plants.

To expedite your glorious march. Milton.

2.

To despatch; to send forth; to issue officially.

Such charters be expedited of course. Bacon.

 

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