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spreading

adjective

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exciting a similar feeling or reaction in others
  • spreading enthusiasm that got our club rolling again

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spreading

verb
present participle of spread

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1 to cause to be known over a considerable area or by many people
  • spread the news!

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2 to put a layer of on a surface
  • we spread the fertilizer over the lawn evenly until it was fully covered

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3 to become known
  • once news of the war's end had spread, spontaneous celebrations broke out everywhere

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4 to cause (something) to pass from one to another
  • living conditions that help to spread chicken pox

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5 to go or move in different directions from a central point
  • the walls of the old barn spread under the weight of the snow on the roof

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6 to become greater in size, extent, volume, amount, or number
  • dissatisfaction with the new administration is spreading rapidly

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“Spreading.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/spreading. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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