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expansible

[ik-span-suh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. capable of being expanded: Most metals are expansible.

Origin of expansible

1685–95; < Latin expāns(us) (see expanse) + -ible
Related formsex·pan·si·bil·i·ty, nounnon·ex·pan·si·bil·i·ty, nounnon·ex·pan·si·ble, adjectivesem·i·ex·pan·si·ble, adjectiveun·ex·pan·si·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for expansible

Historical Examples

  • Silver is the most expansible of the metals under the influence of heat, and platinum nearly the least.

    Ocean's Story; or Triumphs of Thirty Centuries

    Edward Rowland

  • God himself has decreed it, in giving us expansible desires and improvable faculties.

  • Genital tuft: in Lepidoptera; an expansible tuft of fine hair believed to be scent-producing.


British Dictionary definitions for expansible

expansible

adjective
  1. able to expand or be expanded
Derived Formsexpansibility, noun
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