widening

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Adjective[edit]

widening (not comparable)

  1. Of things that are growing wider.
  2. Of things that are separate, with increasing separation.
    The widening gap between rich and poor creates social problems.

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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.

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Verb[edit]

widening

  1. Present participle of widen.