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Adjective: dispersed  di'spurst
  1. Distributed over a wide area
    "has ties with many widely dispersed friends";
    - spread
Verb: disperse  di'spurs
  1. Distribute loosely
    "He dispersed gun powder under the wagon";
    - scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust
     
  2. Cause to separate and go in different directions
    "She waved her hand and dispersed the crowds";
    - dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter
     
  3. Make a single entity or group split or become diffuse
    "disperse particles";
    - break up, scatter
     
  4. Move away from each other
    "The crowds dispersed";
    - dissipate, scatter, spread out
     
  5. Separate (light) into spectral rays
    "the prism disperses light"
     
  6. Cause to become widely known
    "disperse a rumour";
    - circulate, circularize, circularise [Brit], distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, pass around

Sounds like: dispersal, disbursald, disburse

See also: distributed

Type of: air, bare, change integrity, discharge, divide, part, publicise [Brit], publicize, separate, split

Encyclopedia: Disperse