noun see expatiate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Expatiation — Ex*pa ti*a tion, n. Act of expatiating. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expatiation — index harangue Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • expatiation — expatiate ► VERB (usu. expatiate on) ▪ speak or write at length or in detail. DERIVATIVES expatiation noun. ORIGIN Latin exspatiari move beyond one s usual bounds …   English terms dictionary

  • expatiation — See expatiate. * * * …   Universalium

  • expatiation — noun An act of expatiating See Also: expatiate …   Wiktionary

  • expatiation — ex·pa·ti·a·tion || ek‚speɪʃɪ eɪʃn n. profuseness of speech, tendency to speak at great length …   English contemporary dictionary

  • expatiation — ex·pa·ti·a·tion …   English syllables

  • expatiation — noun a discussion (spoken or written) that enlarges on a topic or theme at length or in detail • Derivationally related forms: ↑expatiate • Hypernyms: ↑expansion, ↑enlargement, ↑elaboration …   Useful english dictionary

  • expatiate — expatiation, n. expatiator, n. /ik spay shee ayt /, v.i., expatiated, expatiating. 1. to enlarge in discourse or writing; be copious in description or discussion: to expatiate upon a theme. 2. Archaic. to move or wander about intellectually,… …   Universalium

  • Enlargement — En*large ment, n. 1. The act of increasing in size or bulk, real or apparent; the state of being increased; augmentation; further extension; expansion. [1913 Webster] 2. Expansion or extension, as of the powers of the mind; ennoblement, as of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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