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Adjective: scattered  ska-tu(r)d
  1. Occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space
    "scattered showers"; "scattered villages"
  2. Lacking orderly continuity
    "scattered thoughts";
    - confused, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, unconnected
Verb: scatter  ska-tu(r)
  1. Cause to separate and go in different directions
    "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds";
    - disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up
  2. Move away from each other
    "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";
    - disperse, dissipate, spread out
  3. Distribute loosely
    "He scattered gun powder under the wagon";
    - sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse
  4. Sow by scattering
    "scatter seeds"
  5. Make a single entity or group split or become diffuse
    "scatter kidney stones";
    - break up, disperse
  6. Strew or distribute over an area
    "scatter cards across the table";
    - spread, spread out

See also: distributed, incoherent

Type of: change integrity, circulate, discharge, distribute, divide, part, pass around, pass on, seed, separate, sow, split

Encyclopedia: Scattered, Smothered and Covered