widespread
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widespread(
wayd
-
sprehd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (extensive)
a. extendido
Use of water-soluble pesticides has widespread impact on biodiversity.El uso de pesticidas solubles en agua tiene un impacto extendido sobre la biodiversidad.
2. (prevalent)
a. generalizado
At one time, there was a widespread belief that witches actually existedHubo un tiempo en que había una creencia generalizada de que las brujas realmente existían.
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widespread
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. extendido(a), generalizado(a)
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widespread [ˈwaɪdspred]
adjective
[+use] generalizado; extendido
There is still no widespread use of condoms
[+belief, concern] generalizado
There was a widespread belief that the newspapers had not told the truth The protests reflect widespread concern about overcrowded classrooms
[+support, criticism] a nivel general
The President's proposals have attracted widespread support There's been widespread criticism of the way he handled the events
[+fraud, corruption] muy extendido
Agricultural fraud is widespread within the EC
to become widespread extenderse; generalizarse
this practice has now become widespread
rain will become widespread across the whole of the British Isles las lluvias se extenderán por todas las islas Británicas; there is widespread fear that ... muchos temen que ...
to be in widespread [use] Industrial robots will be in widespread use
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