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English definition of “expatiate”

expatiate

verb [I]     /ekˈspeɪ.ʃi.eɪt/ formal disapproving
to speak or write about something in great detail or for a long time : She expatiated on/upon her work for the duration of the meal .Elaborating, specifying and simplifying
(Definition of expatiate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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