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expansile

[ ik-span-sil, -sahyl ]
/ ɪkˈspæn sɪl, -saɪl /
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adjective

capable of expanding; such as to expand.
pertaining to expansion.

RELATED WORDS

expansible, extendible, extensile, protractile, expandable, extendable

Nearby words

expander, expanding universe, expanding universe theory, expanse, expansible, expansile, expansion, expansion attic, expansion bend, expansion board, expansion bolt

Origin of expansile

First recorded in 1720–30; expans(ion) + -ile
Related formsnon·ex·pan·sile, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for expansile

expansile

/ (ɪkˈspænsaɪl) /

adjective

able to expand or cause expansion
of or relating to expansion
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