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unfolding

verb
present participle of unfold

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1 to arrange the parts of (something) over a wider area
  • carefully unfold that antique map so that it doesn't tear

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2 to gradually become clearer or more detailed
  • as the situation unfolded, it became clear that more help would be needed
  • the movie became more interesting once the mystery began to unfold

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3 to produce flowers
  • the rosebud unfolded literally overnight

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“Unfolding.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/unfolding. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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