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capacious

[kuh-pey-shuh s] /kəˈpeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
capable of holding much; spacious or roomy:
a capacious storage bin.
Origin of capacious
1605-1615
1605-15; capaci(ty) + -ous
Related forms
capaciously, adverb
capaciousness, noun
uncapacious, adjective
uncapaciously, adverb
uncapaciousness, noun
Synonyms
ample, large.
Antonyms
confining.
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capacious

/kəˈpeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
capable of holding much; roomy; spacious
Derived Forms
capaciously, adverb
capaciousness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin capāx, from Latin capere to take
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Word Origin and History for capacious
adj.

1610s, "able to contain," from Latin capax (genitive capacis) "able to take in," from capere "to take" (see capable) + -ous. Meaning "able to hold much" is from 1630s. Related: Capaciously; capaciousness.

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