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3 definitions found
 for Widening
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Widen \Wid"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Widened; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Widening.]
     To make wide or wider; to extend in breadth; to increase the
     width of; as, to widen a field; to widen a breach; to widen a
     stocking.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  widening
      n 1: an increase in width [syn: widening, broadening] [ant:
           narrowing]
      2: a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass
         or park [syn: turnout, widening]
      3: the act of making something wider [syn: widening,
         broadening] [ant: narrowing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  66 Moby Thesaurus words for "widening":
     access, accession, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation,
     addition, adjunct, advance, aggrandizement, ampliation,
     amplification, appreciation, ascent, augmentation, ballooning,
     bloating, boom, boost, broadening, buildup, crescendo, deployment,
     development, dispersion, edema, elevation, enlargement, expansion,
     extension, fanning out, flare, flood, gain, greatening, growth,
     gush, hike, hiking, increase, increment, inflation, jump, leap,
     magnification, mounting, multiplication, productiveness,
     proliferation, raise, raising, rise, snowballing, splay, spread,
     spreading, surge, swelling, tumescence, up, upping, upsurge,
     upswing, uptrend, upturn, waxing
  
  

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