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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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.
      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.
      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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