capacious

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From Latin capāx (capable).

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capacious (comparative more capacious, superlative most capacious)

  1. Having a lot of space inside; roomy.
    • 1874, Marcus Clarke, For the Term of His Natural Life Chapter V
      The Malabar, that huge sea monster, in whose capacious belly so many human creatures lived and suffered, had dwindled to a walnut-shell, and yet beside her bulk how infinitely small had their own frail cockboat appeared as they shot out from under her towering stern!
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 1, The Case of Miss Elliott[1]:
      “Do I fidget you ?” he asked apologetically, whilst his long bony fingers buried themselves, string, knots, and all, into the capacious pockets of his magnificent tweed ulster.

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