Definitions for: Diffuse

[adj] spread out; not concentrated in one place; "a large diffuse organization"
[adj] lacking conciseness; "a diffuse historical novel"
[v] cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
[v] spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"
[v] move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"

Webster (1913) Definition: Dif*fuse", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Diffused; p. pr. &
vb. n. Diffusing.] [L. diffusus, p. p. of diffundere to
pour out, to diffuse; dif- = dis- + fundere to pour. See
Fuse to melt.]
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.

Thence diffuse His good to worlds and ages infinite.

We find this knowledge diffused among all civilized
nations. --Whewell.

Syn: To expand; spread; circulate; extend; scatter; disperse;
publish; proclaim.

Dif*fuse", v. i.
To pass by spreading every way, to diffuse itself.

Dif*fuse", a. [L. diffusus, p. p.]
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.

A diffuse and various knowledge of divine and human
things. --Milton.

Syn: Prolix; verbose; wide; copious; full. See Prolix.

Synonyms: broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, disperse, disseminate, distribute, distributed, fan out, imbue, interpenetrate, pass around, penetrate, permeate, pervade, prolix, propagate, spread, spread, spread out

See Also: air, bare, bleed, carry, creep, distribute, generalise, generalize, go around, grow over, mantle, percolate, perforate, popularise, popularize, publicise, publicize, run, run, sough, sow, spiritise, spiritize, vulgarise, vulgarize

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