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English definition of “expansionism”

expansionism

noun [U] uk   /ɪkˈspæn.ʃən.ɪ.zəm/ disapproving us  
increasing the amount of land ruled by a country, or the business performed by a company: As a consequence of expansionism by some European countries, many ancient cultures have suffered.
expansionist
noun [C], adjective uk   /-ɪst/ us  
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