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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diffuse  \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. 
  --Milton. 
 
  We  find  this  knowledge  diffused  among  all  civilized 
  nations.  --Whewell. 
 
  Syn:  To  expand;  spread;  circulate;  extend;  scatter;  disperse; 
  publish;  proclaim. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diffuse  \Dif*fuse"\,  v.  i. 
  To  pass  by  spreading  every  way  to  diffuse  itself 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diffuse  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diffuse 
  adj  1:  spread  out  not  concentrated  in  one  place  "a  large  diffuse 
  organization" 
  2:  lacking  conciseness;  "a  diffuse  historical  novel" 
  v  1:  move  outward;  "The  soldiers  fanned  out"  [syn:  {spread},  {spread 
  out},  {fan  out}] 
  2:  spread  or  diffuse  through  "An  atmosphere  of  distrust  has 
  permeated  this  administration"  [syn:  {permeate},  {pervade}, 
  {imbue}] 
  3:  as  of  information  [syn:  {circulate},  {circularize},  {circularise}, 
  {distribute},  {disseminate},  {propagate},  {broadcast},  {spread}, 
  {disperse},  {pass  around}] 




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