Ex*ten"sive (?), a. [L. extensivus: cf. F. extensif. See Extend.]

1.

Having wide extent; of much superficial extent; expanded; large; broad; wide; comprehensive; as, an extensive farm; an extensive lake; an extensive sphere of operations; extensive benevolence; extensive greatness.

2.

Capable of being extended.

[Obs.]

Silver beaters choose the finest coin, as that which is most extensive under the hammer. Boyle.

 

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