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    What's the word???

    What is the word that can be used to describe when:

    Something grows from a center expanding outwards

    Example - A stone is dropped and the ripples expand outwards from its center.

    I just can think of the word HELP

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    Re: What's the word???

    Quote Originally Posted by standout View Post
    What is the word that can be used to describe when:

    Something grows from a center expanding outwards

    Example - A stone is dropped and the ripples expand outwards from its center.

    I just can think of the word HELP
    Concentric.


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    Re: What's the word???

    hmmm i i see concentric circles now that rings a bell but how would you explain something that is growing in the said manner?

    For instance a virus in a body is XXXX from a infection

    Or

    A business is XXXXX as a result of its success
    Last edited by standout; 06-Sep-2008 at 16:29.

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    Re: What's the word???

    Quote Originally Posted by standout View Post
    hmmm i i see concentric circles now that rings about but how would you explain something that is growing in the said manner?

    For instance a virus in a body is XXXX from a infection

    Or

    A business is XXXXX as a result of its success
    For the virus I could see "radiating" perhaps or "spreading" but they woudn't work in the business example, for which, "expanding" looks appropriate.


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    Re: What's the word???

    thanks :)

    I'm sure there is a word that I'm looking for but I just can't remember exactly what it is...!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: What's the word???

    Quote Originally Posted by standout View Post
    thanks :)

    I'm sure there is a word that I'm looking for but I just can't remember exactly what it is...!!!!!!!!!!
    disseminating, propagating, radiating, diffusing, dispersing ...

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