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spreading

EN[ˈspɹɛdɪŋ] [-ɛdɪŋ]

    Definition of spreading in English Dictionary

  • NounPLspreadingsSUF-ing
    1. The act by which something is spread.
    2. Verb
      1. present participle of spread.
        1. As towns continue to grow, replanting vegetation has become a form of urban utopia and green roofs are spreading fast. Last year 1m square metres of plant-covered roofing was built in France, as much as in the US, and 10 times more than in Germany, the pioneer in this field.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Happily this situation can be helped to a great extent by the use of grids called egg crates, which prevent the light from spreading too broadly.
        • The doleiros, among them Mr. Youssef, would keep a cut, spreading the bulk around to politicians and accomplices.
        • The poor third-quarter results from Frankfurt had the broadest impact because they spotlighted the vulnerability of the listed German universal banks to the financial crisis spreading from Asia.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Many times surgery is necessary to prevent cancer from spreading.
        • Rising unemployment due to the economic downturn is spreading.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
        • Verbs
          • Verb forms
            • Participles
              • Present participles
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        Meaning of spreading for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "spreading" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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