Definitions for diffuse

Definitions for (verb) diffuse

Main entry: diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, spread, pass around, broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, propagate

Definition: cause to become widely known

Usage: spread information; circulate a rumor; broadcast the news

Main entry: diffuse, penetrate, permeate, pervade, interpenetrate, imbue, riddle

Definition: spread or diffuse through

Usage: An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration; music penetrated the entire building; His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

Main entry: diffuse, fan out, spread, spread out

Definition: move outward

Usage: The soldiers fanned out

Definitions for (adj) diffuse

Main entry: diffuse

Definition: spread out; not concentrated in one place

Usage: a large diffuse organization

Main entry: diffuse

Definition: lacking conciseness

Usage: a diffuse historical novel

Main entry: diffuse, diffused, soft

Definition: (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected

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