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English definition of “expansive”

expansive

adjective  /ɪkˈspæn·sɪv/ us  

expansive adjective (FRIENDLY)

[not gradable] friendly, generous and willing to talk

expansive adjective (WIDE)

wide in area: The seals form small groups on the expansive beaches where they breed.
(Definition of expansive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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