Ex*pan"sive (?), a. [Cf. F. expansif.]
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.
A more expansive and generous compassion.
His forehead was broad and expansive.
-- Ex*pan"sive*ly, adv. -Ex*pan"sive*ness, n.
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