Expansive Clay (Expansive Soil)

Science / Geology / Expansive Clay (Expansive Soil): A clay soil that expands when water is added and contracts when it dries out. This volume change when in contact with buildings, roadways, or underground utilities can cause severe damage.

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Expansive Adjective Synonyms: broad, extensive, far-reaching, wide-ranging, comprehensive, widespread, all-embracing, (all-)inclusive
Expansive Noun Synonyms: expansible or expandable or expandible, inflatable, dilatable, extensible or extendible or extendable, extending, expanding, enlarging, spreading, opening or stretching (out)
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Expansive Mood

Science / Psychiatry / Expansive Mood: Lack of restraint in expressing ones feelings, frequently with an overvaluation of ones significance or importance. irritable Easily annoyed and provoked to anger. MORE

Expansive Soils

Business / Construction / Expansive Soils: Earth that swells and contracts depending on the amount of water that is present. ('Betonite' is an expansive soil). MORE

Expansive Clay (Expansive Soil)

Science / Geology / Expansive Clay (Expansive Soil): A clay soil that expands when water is added and contracts when it dries out. This volume change when in contact with buildings, roadways, or underground utilities can cause severe damage. MORE

Clayton Act

Business / Agriculture / Clayton Act: A 1914 law that supplemented the Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890 by clarifying market activities (including those in agriculture) considered to be monopolistic or trade-restraining. The Capper-Volstead MORE

Clayden Effect

Entertainment / Photography / Clayden Effect: Desensitizing of an emulsion by means of exposure to a strong, brief flash of light. MORE

Clay

Science / Geology / Clay: A clastic mineral particle of any composition that has a grain size smaller than 1/256 mm. The term is also used in reference to a broad category of hydrous silicate minerals in which the silica tetra MORE

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