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 for Expanding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Then with expanded wings he steers his flight.
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     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.
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     3. (Math.) To state in enlarged form; to develop; as, to
        expand an equation. See Expansion, 5.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Expanding \Ex*pand"ing\, a.
     That expands, or may be expanded; extending; spreading;
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     Expanding bit, Expanding drill (Mech.), a bit or drill
        made adjustable for holes of various sizes; one which can
        be expanded in diameter while boring.
     Expanding pulley (Mach.), a pulley so made, as in sections,
        that its diameter can be increased or diminished.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "expanding":
     amplifying, crescendoing, crescent, developmental, dilatative,
     dilative, enlarging, expatiating, growing, increasing, incremental,
     intensifying, lengthening, multiplying, on the increase,
     proliferating, snowballing, spreading, swelling, tightening,

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