widening

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Adjective[edit]

widening (not comparable)

  1. Growing wider or farther apart.
    The widening gap between rich and poor creates social problems.

Noun[edit]

widening (plural widenings)

  1. The action of the verb widen.
    • 1887Robert Louis Stevenson, The Merry Men, Olalla
      She looked up sleepily and asked me what it was, and with the very words I thought she drew in her breath with a widening of the nostrils and seemed to come suddenly and fully alive.
    • 1962 October, “Talking of Trains: New signalbox at Twyford”, in Modern Railways, page 227:
      Near the site of the old Kennet Bridge signalbox, a down goods loop has been provided and this necessitated the widening of an embankment and the slewing of the up and down relief lines.

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Verb[edit]

widening

  1. present participle of widen

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