Expatiatory Ex*pa"ti*a*to*ry, a. Expansive; diffusive. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • expatiatory — expāˈtiative or expāˈtiatory adjective Expansive • • • Main Entry: ↑expatiate …   Useful english dictionary

  • expatiate —   v.i. speak or write at length.    ♦ expatiation, n.    ♦ expatiatory, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • expatiate — v.intr. (usu. foll. by on, upon) speak or write at length or in detail. Derivatives: expatiation n. expatiatory adj. Etymology: L exspatiari digress (as EX (1), spatium SPACE) …   Useful english dictionary

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