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Definitions of diffuse

  1. cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. move outward; "The soldiers fanned out" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. spread out; not concentrated in one place; "a large diffuse organization" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. lacking conciseness; "a diffuse historical novel" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To pour out and cause to spread, as a fluid; to cause to flow on all sides; to send out, or extend, in all directions; to spread; to circulate; to disseminate; to scatter; as to diffuse information. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To pass by spreading every way, to diffuse itself. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To pour out and spread all around; scatter; circulate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Widely spread; wordy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Diffusely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Diffuseness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Spread about, not circumscribed or limited. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  14. To spread about, to scatter. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  15. Spread out. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  16. To pour out all around: to send out in all directions: to scatter: to circulate: to publish. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. DIFFUSER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Diffused: widely spread: wordy: not concise. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To pour or spread around. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. Widely spread; not concise. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To spread abroad; circulate; permeate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Redundant; prolix; verbose; extended. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Widely spread; dispersed; wordy; prolix; not concise in statement; not circumscribed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To pour out and spread as a fluid; to spread or send out in all directions. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To cause to flow and spread; to send out in all directions; to circulate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. Using too many words; not concise; widely spread. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. Widely spread. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  28. [Latin] Widely spread; not localised; not sharply defined at margin; appl. placenta with villi on all parts except poles. na
  29. dif-[=u]z', v.t. to pour out all round: to send out in all directions: to scatter: to circulate: to publish.--v.i. to spread, as a liquid does.--pa.p. and adj. DIFFUSED', spread widely: loose.--adv. DIFFUS'EDLY.--ns. DIFFUS'EDNESS; DIFFUS'ER; DIFFUSIBIL'ITY.--adj. DIFFUS'IBLE, that may be diffused.--ns. DIFF[=U]'SION, a spreading or scattering abroad: extension: distribution: in the case of gases or liquids in contact, mixture through each other; DIFF[=U]'SION-TUBE, an instrument for determining the rate of diffusion for different gases.--adj. DIFFUS'IVE, extending: spreading widely.--adv. DIFFUS'IVELY.--n. DIFFUS'IVENESS. [L. diffund[)e]re, diff[=u]sum--dif (= dis), asunder, fund[)e]re, to pour out.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  30. dif-[=u]s', adj. diffused: widely spread: wordy: not concise.--adv. DIFFUSE'LY.--n. DIFFUSE'NESS. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. Widespread; not definitely limited; also, of an inflammation, affecting both the parenchyma and the interstitial tissue of an organ, as D. nephritis. na
  32. To spread or cause to spread in all directions. na
  33. To pass through an animal membrane by osmosis. na
  34. Spread out, diffused, not concentrated, (of light, inflammation, &c.); not concise, long-winded. Hence diffusely adv., diffuseness n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. Send forth, shed abroad, (light, particles, heat, geniality, knowledge, rumour); (Physics) intermingle (t. & i. of gases or fluids) by diffusion, whence diffusible a., diffusibility n. Hence or cogn. diffusion n., diffusive a., diffusively adv., diffusiveness n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. Widely spread; not definitely limited. American pocket medical dictionary.
  37. Spread, spreading, scattered. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  38. Scattered, widely spread; copious, not concise. Complete Dictionary

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