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ex•pand•ed  (ik spandid),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. increased in area, bulk, or volume;
    enlarged:an expanded version of a story.
  2. spread out;
    extended:the expanded frontiers of the Roman Empire.
  3. PrintingAlso,  extended. (of type) wider in proportion to its height. Cf. condensed (def. 4).
ex•panded•ness, n. 
  • 1400–50; late Middle English; see expand, -ed2

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expanded /ɪkˈspændɪd/ adj
  1. (of a plastic) having been foamed during manufacture by the introduction of a gas in order to make a light packaging material or heat insulator: expanded polystyrene

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