creeping

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creep·ing

 (krē′pĭng)
adj.
1. Developing gradually over a period of time: "a creeping sense of cultural dread" (Andrew Sullivan).
2. Botany Having stems that creep along the ground and root at intervals.

creeping

(ˈkriːpɪŋ)
adj
1. (Botany) (of a plant) having a stem that grows horizontally along the ground and throws out roots at intervals
2. censorious (of a process or change) happening slowly and stealthily, without being noticed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.creeping - a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the bodycreeping - a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body; "a crawl was all that the injured man could manage"; "the traffic moved at a creep"
locomotion, travel - self-propelled movement
Translations

creeping

[ˈkriːpɪŋ]
A. ADJ (Med etc) → progresivo; [barrage] → móvil
B. CPD creeping inflation Ninflación f progresiva

creeping

[ˈkriːpɪŋ] adj (plant) → rampicante
creeping paralysis → paralisi f progressiva
References in periodicals archive ?
Host to allograft bone integration by creeping substitution allows for early weight bearing and predictable healing.