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Adjective: diffused  di'fyoozd
  1. (of light rays) subjected to scattering by reflection from a rough surface or transmission through a translucent material
    "diffused light"
  2. (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
    - soft, diffuse
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

See also: distributed

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

Encyclopedia: Diffused