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Adjective
Extending or growing in an outward direction or movement
“Did he feel the spreading wings of the phoenix within himself, and did he believe the hope of the world had taken flesh in him?”
Adjective
Easily, or capable of being, transmitted to others
“We firmly believe this spreading disease of public apathy is quite well demonstrated by what you are about to hear.”
Adjective
Growing thickly
Adjective
Growing, increasing or expanding at a fast rate
Adjective
Spread out or expansive
Adjective
Having a shape that (increasingly) spreads out
Adjective
Spreading or growing rapidly or profusely
Adjective
Radiating from a central point
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Given to creeping
Adjective
Rich and profuse in growth
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Going on
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Digressing from subject to subject
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(of a tumour) Tending to invade normal tissue or to recur after removal
Noun
An act of disseminating, especially information or news
“There had been accusations of external entities involved in the spreading of fake news.”
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The act of announcing something, especially to a wide audience
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The process by which something unfolds or becomes revealed
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The act or an instance of penetrating
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The act of applying or laying on a substance
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The process by which a beam of light or other system of waves is spread out as a result of passing through a narrow aperture or across an edge, typically accompanied by interference between the wave forms produced
Noun
The action of sharing something out among a number of recipients
Noun
The enrichment of land
Verb
(of a material) Present participle for to stretch or open out
“The caretakers would painstakingly spread the mural across the gallery's wall.”
Verb
Present participle for to gradually reach, or cause to reach, a wider area or more people
“From here the virus would spread to neighboring regions via the very roads and railways these construction workers were building.”
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Present participle for to communicate a message or information to a wide audience
“He would use every opportunity at his disposal to spread his message of peace and love.”
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Present participle for to apply as a coating
“I like to spread a good amount of butter on my raisin toast each morning.”
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Present participle for to develop, increase or grow rapidly
“The retail service area would spread up and down the West Coast from San Francisco to Seattle and inland as far as Bend.”
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Present participle for to diverge into two or more separate paths
“I have heard the legend of a man who would spread the Red Sea in two.”
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Present participle for to be displayed to its fullest extent
“From the summit, we could see the spectacular valley that spread out below us.”
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Present participle for to distribute or be distributed loosely or evenly
“Piles of junk were spread all over the hoarder's apartment.”
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(of light, liquid, color, etc.) Present participle for to diffuse via a source
“The sun would spread light and warmth throughout the little town as it arose.”
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Present participle for to persist over a period of time
“The course would spread over a five-week period.”
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