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expatiate

ex·pa·ti·ate

expatiate

 
 
pronunciation:
ihk speI shi eIt
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: expatiated, expatiates, expatiating
definition: to discuss something at great length; describe in great detail (often fol. by upon).
With a little prompting, he began to expatiate upon the many benefits of living abroad.
similar words:
dilate, enlarge
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derivations: expatiation (n.), expatiator (n.)