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capacious

[ kuh-pey-shuhs ]
/ kəˈpeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
capable of holding much; spacious or roomy: a capacious storage bin.
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Origin of capacious

First recorded in 1605–15; from Latin capāc-, the stem of the adjective capax “able to take, take in, contain,” from capere, “to take, seize” + -ious

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British Dictionary definitions for capacious

capacious
/ (kəˈpeɪʃəs) /

adjective
capable of holding much; roomy; spacious

Derived forms of capacious

capaciously, adverbcapaciousness, noun

Word Origin for capacious

C17: from Latin capāx, from Latin capere to take
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