What is the opposite of compact?

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Adjective
Opposite of closely packed together
Loose packing of the contents, particularly in boxes and crates, may also seriously affect the strength of the container.”
Adjective
Opposite of having all the necessary components or features neatly fitted into a small space
“Being an air-to-air heat exchanger, a sizable unit is required as a function of charge mass flow and desired exit air temperature.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a solid, almost unyielding surface or structure
“Measurements of the shock absorption stroke on the soft landing system were taken after each run.”
Adjective
Opposite of brief, concise, and to the point
“After twenty years in the Senate, he has developed a meandering, circumlocutory speaking style.”
Adjective
Opposite of shortened or abridged
Adjective
Opposite of able to be carried or easily moved
Adjective
Opposite of consisting of matter all through
“Most of these applications use nitrogen in liquid form as a refrigerant.”
Adjective
Opposite of of small width in relation to length
“The bridge was wide enough to accommodate two buses comfortably.”
Adjective
Opposite of densely filled or covered with
“When you distribute the crumbs over the bake, ensure it is dispersed.”
Adjective
(of a space) Opposite of restricted in area or volume
Adjective
Opposite of having a dense or semi-solid consistency
“They do runny eggs here, which I like, and the potato cake is surprisingly light.”
Adjective
(of a device) Opposite of sufficiently compact for use on a journey
Adjective
Opposite of made up of a large number of things or people close together
“Even though the outback was teeming with trees and wildlife, edible fruits were surprisingly sparse.”
Adjective
Opposite of petite or dainty in size or design
“The ride up the elevator would have been a silent one, but Roxy's dad decided to remark on her conspicuous piece of jewelry.”
Verb
Opposite of to reduce in volume or size by constricting
“They asked Amy to shake her clutch bag to loosen the contents in there before proceeding.”
Verb
Opposite of to unite or connect firmly, as in a system
“As technology evolves and organizations decentralize, people on the front lines have far more independence and responsibility.”
Verb
Opposite of to reduce in volume or size by constricting
Expand the dough by pressing down firmly with the rolling pin, working up the length of it.”
Verb
Opposite of to reduce in size by compressing
Verb
Opposite of to force items into a compressed space
“Luckily, I was able to fit everything into the box.”
Verb
(of a muscle) Opposite of to become shorter and tighter in order to effect movement of part of the body
“I like to start my workout with some light cardio to relax the muscles.”
Verb
Opposite of to crumple or crush into a compact, amorphous shape or ball
Noun
Opposite of a formal agreement or contract between two or more parties
“Clearly, there is a disagreement between the two parties, given that incompatible responses to the issue under consideration are being advanced.”
Noun
Opposite of a solemn promise regarding one's future action or behavior
“You said we would be together for life, but your betrayal is tearing us apart!”
Noun
Opposite of an official agreement, typically intended to resolve a dispute or conflict
Noun
Opposite of a legally binding agreement
“In short, it is clear to me that the arbitrator decided the issue solely on the question of whether there was a contract breach.”
Noun
Opposite of a treaty
Noun
Opposite of an instance of buying or selling something
Noun
Opposite of a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government
Noun
Opposite of a link or connection, especially one between commercial companies
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