Meaning of EXPANSIVE in English

EXPANSIVE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪkspænsɪv ]

1.

If something is expansive , it covers or includes a large area or many things. ( FORMAL )

...an expansive grassy play area...

They have played an expansive style of rugby.

ADJ : ADJ n

2.

If you are expansive , you talk a lot, or are friendly or generous, because you are feeling happy and relaxed.

He was becoming more expansive as he relaxed...

ADJ

• ex‧pan‧sive‧ly

‘I’m here to make them feel good,’ he says expansively.

ADV : usu ADV with v

3.

If you describe something such as a period of time or an economy as expansive , you mean that it is associated with growth or expansion.

An active and expansive market economy is a necessary condition for progress.

ADJ : usu ADJ n

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