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English definition of “widespread”

widespread

adjective uk   /ˌwaɪdˈspred/ us  
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
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