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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
expanded
adj
  1. increased in extent or size or bulk or scope [ant: contracted]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Expand \Ex*pand"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expanded}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Expanding}.] [L. expandere, expansum; ex out + pandere to
      spread out, to throw open; perh. akin to E. patent. Cf.
      {Spawn}.]
      1. To lay open by extending; to open wide; to spread out; to
            diffuse; as, a flower expands its leaves.
  
                     Then with expanded wings he steers his flight.
                                                                              --Milton.
  
      2. To cause the particles or parts of to spread themselves or
            stand apart, thus increasing bulk without addition of
            substance; to make to occupy more space; to dilate; to
            distend; to extend every way; to enlarge; -- opposed to
            {contract}; as, to expand the chest; heat expands all
            bodies; to expand the sphere of benevolence.
  
      3. (Math.) To state in enlarged form; to develop; as, to
            expand an equation. See {Expansion}, 5.
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