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free expansion

noun, Thermodynamics.
1.
the expansion of a gas into an evacuated space without the transfer of heat or the performance of work.
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  • There is no heavier infliction than the want of that free expansion of the heart that comes of early friendship.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • Let us guard ourselves from all absolute formula which might become one day an obstacle to the free expansion of our spirits.

  • A triple aristocracy—the superior clergy, the nobles, and the university—checked the free expansion of christian convictions.

  • The Hittites were growing in power, and required an enlarged territory for their free expansion.

    Ancient Egypt George Rawlinson
  • What seems most wanted is breadth, free expansion all round to keep the soul healthy.

    Household Organization Florence Caddy
  • Every thing that favors the full and free expansion of the chest in a pure atmosphere is favorable, and the reverse unfavorable.

  • On the other hand, whatever favors the free expansion of the chest equally promotes the healthy action of the respiratory organs.

    Popular Education Ira Mayhew
  • Every good hereditary type should be given the opportunity for free expansion, by means of rational education and work.

    The Sexual Question August Forel

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