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From Latin dispandere (to spread out), from dis- + pandere, pansum (to spread out).


dispand (third-person singular simple present dispands, present participle dispanding, simple past and past participle dispanded)

  1. (obsolete) To spread out; to expand.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for dispand in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)