widen

[wahyd-n]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to make or become wide or wider; broaden; expand.

Origin:
1600–10; wide + -en1

widener, noun
rewiden, verb
unwidened, adjective
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widen (ˈwaɪdən)
 
vb
to make or become wide or wider
 
'widener
 
n

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Example sentences for widened
Their gait and their widened feet help them move without sinking into the sand.
Other beetles have fossorial legs that are widened and often spined for digging.
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