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  3  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]: 
 
  Diffused  \Dif*fused"\,  a. 
  Spread  abroad;  dispersed;  loose;  flowing;  diffuse. 
 
  It  grew  to  be  a  widely  diffused  opinion.  --Hawthorne. 
  --  {Dif*fus"ed*ly},  adv  --  {Dif*fus"ed*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diffused 
  adj  1:  (of  light  rays)  subjected  to  scattering  by  reflection  from  a 
  rough  surface  or  transmission  through  a  translucent 
  material;  "diffused  light" 
  2:  (of  light)  not  bright  or  glaring;  "a  softer  diffused 
  radiance"  [syn:  {softened}] 




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