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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.
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