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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.
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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
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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
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Translations

creeping

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

[ˈkriːpɪŋ] adj (plant) → rampicante
creeping paralysis → paralisi f progressiva
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Head reperfusion seems to occur by the intact posteromedial vessels or alternatively by "creeping substitution" in cases with severe disruption of the arterial flow and soft tissue attachments (6).