verb (used without object), ex·pa·ti·at·ed, ex·pa·ti·at·ing.
Origin of expatiate
Examples from the Web for expatiation
A tempting subject for expatiation, especially when one remembers—and who that has once read it can forget?Sir Walter Scott|William Paton Ker
Gower Woodseer's engagement with the girl Madge was a happier subject for expatiation and agreement.The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith
However Andy Hayes was not given to digression or to expatiation.Second String|Anthony Hope
For example, the card called Fortitude is an opportunity for expatiation on will as the secret of strength.The Illustrated Key to the Tarot|L. W. de Laurence
The faculty of expatiation is the possession of transcendent supremacy even when such organs are not employed.The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha|Madhava Acharya
British Dictionary definitions for expatiation
Word Origin for expatiate
Word Origin and History for expatiation
1530s, "walk about, roam freely," from Latin expatiatus/exspatiatus, past participle of expatiari/exspatiari "wander, digress," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + spatiari "to walk, spread out," from spatium (see space). Meaning "talk or write at length" is 1610s. Related: Expatiated; expatiating.