diffuse
I verb bespread, besprinkle, bestrew, break up, broadcast, cast forth, circulate, circumfuse, commingle, deal out, decentralize, diffundere, diffundi, disband, disintegrate, disperse, dispread, disseminate, dissipate, distribute, effuse, go in different directions, go in many directions, intermix, intersperse, mix, overspread, permeare, permeate, pervade, promulgate, propagate, put into circulation, radiate, scatter, send abroad, send forth, sow, spatter, spread, spread about, spread abroad, spread around, spread far and wide, spread widely, strew, unloose II index broad, circulate, deploy, desultory, disburse (distribute), disintegrate, dispel, disperse (scatter), disseminate, dissipate (spread out), dissolve (disperse), extensive, intersperse, pedestrian, permeate, pervade, prevailing (current), profuse, prolix, propagate (spread), publish, radiate, spread, turgid

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  • Diffuse — Dif*fuse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Diffused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Diffusing}.] [L. diffusus, p. p. of diffundere to pour out, to diffuse; dif = dis + fundere to pour. See {Fuse} to melt.] To pour out and cause to spread, as a fluid; to cause to flow on …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diffuse — Dif*fuse , a. [L. diffusus, p. p.] Poured out; widely spread; not restrained; copious; full; esp., of style, opposed to {concise} or {terse}; verbose; prolix; as, a diffuse style; a diffuse writer. [1913 Webster] A diffuse and various knowledge… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diffuse — Dif*fuse , v. i. To pass by spreading every way, to diffuse itself. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diffusé — diffusé, ée (di ffu zé, zée) part. passé. Terme didactique. Répandu par diffusion. •   Les plantes montrèrent combien est rapide l action de la lumière qu elles reçoivent comme par une sorte de sens diffusé dans leurs corolles, FAYE Comptes… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • diffuse — adj prolix, redundant, verbose, *wordy Analogous words: *profuse, lavish, exuberant: desultory, casual, *random: copious (see PLENTIFUL): *loose, relaxed, slack, lax Antonyms: succinct Contrasted words: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • diffuse — [adj1] spread out broadcast, catholic, circulated, diluted, dispersed, disseminated, distributed, expanded, extended, general, prevalent, propagated, radiated, scattered, separated, strewn, thin, unconcentrated, universal, widespread; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • diffuse — (v.) 1520s (trans.), 1650s (intrans.), from L. diffusus, pp. of diffundere to pour out or away (see DIFFUSION (Cf. diffusion)). Related: Diffused; diffusing. The adj. is attested from early 15c., from L. diffusus …   Etymology dictionary

  • diffuse — ► VERB 1) spread over a wide area. 2) Physics (of a gas or liquid) travel or spread by diffusion. ► ADJECTIVE 1) spread out over a large area; not concentrated. 2) lacking clarity or conciseness. DERIVATIVES diffusely adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • diffuse — [di fyo͞os′; ] for v. [, difyo͞oz′] adj. [ME < L diffusus, pp. of diffundere, to pour in different directions < dis , apart + fundere, to pour: see FOUND2] 1. spread out or dispersed; not concentrated 2. using more words than are needed;… …   English World dictionary

  • diffuse — diffuses, diffusing, diffused (The verb is pronounced [[t]dɪfju͟ːz[/t]]. The adjective is pronounced [[t]dɪfju͟ːs[/t]].) 1) V ERG If something such as knowledge or information is diffused, or if it diffuses somewhere, it is made known over a wide …   English dictionary


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