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expanding

[ik′spand·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
A process used to increase the inside diameter of a hollow piece, such as a tube, cup, or shell.
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Nor when expandingly lifted by your subject, can you fail to trace out great whales in the starry heavens, and boats in pursuit of them; as when long filled with thoughts of war the Eastern nations saw armies locked in battle among the clouds.
Healthcare in the 20th century put the impetus on specialized care away from the home in a range of expandingly more complex facilities, from physician offices and local hospitals through the gamut to tertiary care trauma centers, each with its own medical niche, expertise and specialized personnel and equipment.