scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse(verb)
"He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter(verb)
to cause to separate and go in different directions
"She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
break up, disperse, scatter(verb)
cause to separate
"break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out(verb)
move away from each other
"The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";
separate (light) into spectral rays
"the prosm disperses light"
circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around(verb)
cause to become widely known
"spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
To scatter in different directions
To break up and disappear; to dissipate
To separate rays of light etc. according to wavelength; to refract
To distribute throughout
Origin: From disperser, from dispersus, past participle of dispergere, from dis- + spargere; see sparse.
to scatter abroad; to drive to different parts; to distribute; to diffuse; to spread; as, the Jews are dispersed among all nations
to scatter, so as to cause to vanish; to dissipate; as, to disperse vapors
to separate; to go or move into different parts; to vanish; as, the company dispersed at ten o'clock; the clouds disperse
to distribute wealth; to share one's abundance with others
Disperse is a Christian Rock band from Southern Indiana. The band was formerly known, with an adjusted roster, as "Stuff."
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis-pėrs′, v.t. to scatter in all directions: to spread: to diffuse: to drive asunder: to cause to vanish.—v.i. to separate: to spread abroad: to vanish.—n. Dispers′al.—adv. Dispers′edly.—ns. Dispers′edness; Dispers′er.—adj. Dispers′ive, tending to disperse. [L. dispergere, dispersum—di, asunder, apart, spargĕre, to scatter.]
The numerical value of disperse in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of disperse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Police wanted them to disperse peacefully and did not take any action.
It would have been impossible to disarm and disperse the strikers without significant bloodshed.
We had to use teargas and rubber bullets to disperse opposition activists after they smashed nearly a dozen vehicles and set off blasts.
Despite requests for peaceful negotiations, student protesters tried to penetrate the police blockade and the police were legally obligated to disperse them.
This particular piece of work on the Teacup Galaxy has provided new insight into how the black holes [drive energy] in ordinary galaxies, they appear to be capable of driving jets of charged particles that collide into the gas. You could imagine the ‘jet’ as like a water cannon being driven into a crowd of people - the water cannon collides with the crowd and causes it to break up and disperse rapidly. In this analogy, the crowd represents the gas in the galaxy that is trying to form stars, but is destroyed by the jet.
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- разсейвам, разпръсквам, разпилявамBulgarian
- dispersarCatalan, Valencian
- rozehnat, rozptýlitCzech
- پراکنده کردنPersian
- hajottaa, levittää, hajota, hajaantuaFinnish
- skeayl, scaalheanManx
- ցրել, ցրվելArmenian
- disperdere, distribuire, disseminarere, rifrangereItalian
- disseminar, distribuir, refratar, dispersar, dissiparPortuguese
- преломи́ть, разбра́сывать, разгоня́ть, преломля́ть, распространя́ть, разброса́ть, раскида́ть, разогна́ть, распространи́ть, рассыпа́ть, раски́дывать, рассе́ять, рассы́пать, рассе́иватьRussian
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