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Definition of Widespread

Widespread

  1. Spread to a great distance; widely extended; extending far and wide; as, widespread wings; a widespread movement.

Widespread Quotations

Anyone who was alive during the outbreak of the bubonic plague in the 14th century experienced something terrifyingly close to the widespread death and chaos of an apocalyptic event.
Alan Huffman

Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine, there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived.
Robert Trout

Depression has been called the world's number one public health problem. In fact, depression is so widespread it is considered the common cold of psychiatric disturbances. But there is a grim difference between depression and a cold. Depression can kill you.
David D. Burns

The Protestant Reformation had a lot to do with the printing press, where Martin Luther's theses were reproduced about 250,000 times, and so you had widespread dissemination of ideas that hadn't circulated in the mainstream before.
Nate Silver

Medicine has changed greatly in the last decades. Widespread vaccinations have practically eradicated many illnesses, at least in western Europe and the United States. The use of chemotherapy, especially the antibiotics, has contributed to an ever decreasing number of fatalities in infectious diseases.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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Widespread Translations

widespread in German is weitverbreitet
widespread in Italian is molto diffuso
widespread in Swedish is utbredd
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