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延烧 - for fire but also for other things?


Scoobyqueen

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延烧 can be used to mean a fire is spreading. I have also seen it used for contamination spreading. I am wondering if this is mainly a taiwanese use (journo is Taiwanese) or if this is widely used in China as well. If so, can it also be used for disease/epidemics etc? The dictionary only quoted the fire context.

Thank you in advance for any comments.

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It may be the taiwanese use, In China mainland the terms always be like 蔓延 which could used both for fire and disease.

eg. 经过消防员的不懈努力,终于控制住了势的蔓延

由于此种疾病的快速传播性,必须下大力度以控制疫情的蔓延之势。

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