Expatiate

Definition of Expatiate

Ex`pa´ti`ate
v. i.1.To range at large, or without restraint.
[imp. & p. p. Expatiated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Expariating .]
Bids his free soul expatiate in the skies.
- Pope.
2.To enlarge in discourse or writing; to be copious in argument or discussion; to descant.
He expatiated on the inconveniences of trade.
- Addison.
v. t.1.To expand; to spread; to extend; to diffuse; to broaden.
Afford art an ample field in which to expatiate itself.
- Dryden.

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