scattered

scattered
[[t]skæ̱tə(r)d[/t]]
1) ADJ: ADJ n, v-link ADJ prep/adv Scattered things are spread over an area in an untidy or irregular way.

He picked up the scattered toys...

Tomorrow there will be a few scattered showers...

The fridge door was open and food was scattered across the floor.

2) ADJ: v-link ADJ with n If something is scattered with a lot of small things, they are spread all over it.

Every surface is scattered with photographs.


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