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

Historical Examples of expansibility

  • Milly was invariably optimistic about the expansibility of money.

    One Woman's Life

    Robert Herrick

  • Compressibility and Expansibility, sometimes mentioned as "properties," are but results of Porosity.

    Dynamic Thought

    William Walker Atkinson

  • The expansibility of air, which is vapour in a permanent form, can be shown by experiment.

    Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects

    John Sutherland Sinclair, Earl of Caithness

  • Expansibility is essential to the very life of a notation, but it may be overworked.

  • The mechanical cause of these spontaneous "variation movements" seems to lie in variations of expansibility.

    The Wonders of Life

    Ernst Haeckel

British Dictionary definitions for expansibility


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