dispread

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dis- +‎ spread.

Verb[edit]

dispread (third-person singular simple present dispreads, present participle dispreading, simple past and past participle dispreaded)

  1. (archaic, rare) To spread out, to extend.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.ii:
      In widest Ocean she her throne does reare, / That ouer all the earth it may be seene; / As morning Sunne her beames dispredden cleare [...].