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English definition of “widespread”

widespread

adjective     /ˌwaɪdˈspred/
C1 existing or happening in many places and/or among many people : There are reports of widespread flooding in northern France. Malnutrition in the region is widespread - affecting up to 78 percent of children under five years old . The campaign has received widespread support .Spreading and scattering
(Definition of widespread adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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