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English definition of “prevalent”

prevalent

adjective     /ˈprev.əl.ənt/
existing very commonly or happening often: These diseases are more prevalent among young children . Trees are dying in areas where acid rain is most prevalent.Plain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring prevalence     /-əns/ noun [U] the prevalence of smoking amongst teenagers Plain and ordinaryTedious and uninspiring
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