definition 1: extended, scattered, or accepted over a wide area.
example: Her mystery novels enjoyed widespread popularity.
example: The disease is under control in the north, but it is still widespread in the south.
definition 2: open or spread out to full width.
example: A bird with widespread wings flew overhead.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the adjective widespread (definition 1)
widespread + NOUN: ~ use (e.g., widespread use of electricity), ~ disease, ~ poverty, ~ ignorance, ~ belief, ~ (news) coverage, ~ publicity, ~ opposition, ~ criticism, ~ condemnation, ~ recognition, ~ dissatisfaction, ~ skepticism, ~ acclaim, ~ adoption (e.g., widespread adoption of the standards), ~ acceptance, ~ approval, ~ corruption, ~ abuses, ~ looting, ~ unrest, ~ contamination, ~ flooding