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widen

[wahyd-n] /ˈwaɪd n/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to make or become wide or wider; broaden; expand.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; wide + -en1
Related forms
widener, noun
rewiden, verb
unwidened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for widening

widen

/ˈwaɪdən/
verb
1.
to make or become wide or wider
Derived Forms
widener, noun
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Word Origin and History for widening

widen

v.

c.1600, from wide + -en (1). Related: Widened; widening.

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