verb (expatiat, ing)
- (context, now, rare) To range at large, or without restraint.
- To write or speak at length; to be copious in argument or discussion, to descant.
Etymology: From the participle stem of Latin expatiari, from ex- + spatiari "walk about".
- 2007: "It can't fly," he expatiated. "It can move forward only by hopping." " Clive James, Cultural Amnesia (Picador 2007, p. 847)
- (obsolete) To expand; to spread; to extend; to diffuse; to broaden.
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for expatiate for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.