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disperse


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disperse  \Dis*perse"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  separate;  to  go  or  move  into  different  parts  to 
  vanish;  as  the  company  dispersed  at  ten  o'clock;  the 
  clouds  disperse. 
 
  2.  To  distribute  wealth;  to  share  one's  abundance  with 
  others 
 
  He  hath  dispersed,  he  hath  given  to  the  poor.  --Ps. 
  cxii.  9. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disperse  \Dis*perse"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dispersed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Dispersing}.]  [L.  dispersus  p.  p.  of  dispergere  to 
  strew,  scatter.  See  {Sparse}.] 
  1.  To  scatter  abroad;  to  drive  to  different  parts  to 
  distribute;  to  diffuse;  to  spread;  as  the  Jews  are 
  dispersed  among  all  nations. 
 
  The  lips  of  the  wise  disperse  knowledge.  --Prov.  xv 
  7. 
 
  Two  lions,  in  the  still  dark  night,  A  herd  of 
  beeves  disperse.  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  To  scatter,  so  as  to  cause  to  vanish;  to  dissipate;  as  to 
  disperse  vapors. 
 
  Dispersed  are  the  glories.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  scatter;  dissipate;  dispel;  spread;  diffuse; 
  distribute;  deal  out  disseminate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disperse 
  v  1:  distribute  loosely;  "He  scattered  gun  powder  under  the 
  wagon."  [syn:  {scatter},  {sprinkle},  {dot},  {dust}] 
  2:  to  cause  to  separate  and  go  in  different  directions,  of 
  crowds,  for  example;  "She  waved  her  hand  and  scattered  the 
  crows."  [syn:  {dissipate},  {dispel},  {break  up},  {scatter}] 
  3:  cause  to  separate;  "break  up  kidney  stones";  "disperse 
  particles"  [syn:  {break  up},  {scatter}] 
  4:  move  away  from  each  other  "The  crowds  dispersed";  "The 
  children  scattered  in  all  directions  when  the  teacher 
  approached";  [syn:  {dissipate},  {scatter},  {spread  out}] 
  5:  as  of  information  [syn:  {circulate},  {circularize},  {circularise}, 
  {distribute},  {disseminate},  {propagate},  {broadcast},  {spread}, 
  {diffuse},  {pass  around}] 




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