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Verb: diffuse  di'fyooz
  1. Move outward
    "The soldiers diffused";
    - spread, spread out, fan out
     
  2. Spread or diffuse through
    "An atmosphere of distrust has diffused this administration";
    - permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, imbue, riddle
     
  3. Cause to become widely known
    "diffuse a rumour";
    - circulate, circularize, circularise [Brit], distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, disperse, pass around
Adjective: diffuse  di'fyooz
  1. Spread over a wide area, not concentrated in one place
    "a large diffuse organization";
    - spread-out
     
  2. (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
    - soft, diffused
     
  3. Lacking conciseness
    "a diffuse historical novel"

Derived forms: diffusing, diffuses, diffused

See also: distributed, prolix

Type of: air, bare, distribute, penetrate, perforate, publicise [Brit], publicize, spread

Encyclopedia: Diffuse