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rampant

adjective (INCREASING)    /ˈræm.pənt/
(of something bad) getting worse quickly and in an uncontrolled way: rampant corruption Rampant inflation means that our wage increases soon become worth nothing. He said that he had encountered rampant prejudice in his attempts to get a job. Disease is rampant in the overcrowded city.Uncontrolled
(Definition of rampant adjective (INCREASING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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