- The definition of expansionary is something that is intended to make something larger.
When a law passed by a legislature would give the government more power to encourage job growth, this is an example of an expansionary policy.
expansionary definition by Webster's New World
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directed toward expansion
expansionary definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Tending toward or causing expansion: the empire's expansionary policies in Asia.