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Definition of widespread adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

widespread

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˌwaɪdˈsprɛd//
 
, NAmE//ˈwaɪdsprɛd//
 
 
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existing or happening over a large area or among many people widespread damage The plan received widespread support throughout the country.
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