What does diffuse mean?

Definitions for diffuse
dɪˈfyuz; -ˈfyusdif·fuse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diffuse(adj)

    spread out; not concentrated in one place

    "a large diffuse organization"

  2. soft, diffuse, diffused(adj)

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

  3. diffuse(verb)

    lacking conciseness

    "a diffuse historical novel"

  4. diffuse, spread, spread out, fan out(verb)

    move outward

    "The soldiers fanned out"

  5. permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddle(verb)

    spread or diffuse through

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

  6. 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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diffuse(verb)

    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

  2. Diffuse(verb)

    to pass by spreading every way, to diffuse itself

  3. Diffuse(adj)

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diffuse

    dif-ūz′, v.t. to pour out all round: to send out in all directions: to scatter: to circulate: to publish.—v.i. to spread, as a liquid does.—pa.p. and adj. Diffused′, spread widely: loose.—adv. Diffus′edly.—ns. Diffus′edness; Diffus′er; Diffusibil′ity.—adj. Diffus′ible, that may be diffused.—ns. Diffū′sion, a spreading or scattering abroad: extension: distribution: in the case of gases or liquids in contact, mixture through each other; Diffū′sion-tube, an instrument for determining the rate of diffusion for different gases.—adj. Diffus′ive, extending: spreading widely.—adv. Diffus′ively.—n. Diffus′iveness. [L. diffundĕre, diffūsumdif (= dis), asunder, fundĕre, to pour out.]

  2. Diffuse

    dif-ūs′, adj. diffused: widely spread: wordy: not concise.—adv. Diffuse′ly.—n. Diffuse′ness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diffuse in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diffuse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of diffuse in a Sentence

  1. Darby Hoover:

    A lot of people think of an island of floating garbage, people envision that there are forms of an island you can see on Google Earth -- it's much more diffuse than that.

  2. Albert Ogien:

    May '68 was all about having an actual revolution against capitalism. Now it's much more diffuse... and it's hard to have another May '68 if you don't have one clearly identified common enemy.

  3. Robert Muggah:

    There is something qualitatively different about terrorist organizations and their dynamics today because they are more diffuse and widely distributed and may materialize where you don't expect them.

  4. Martin Cordiner:

    The diffuse ISM can be considered as the starting point for the chemical processes that ultimately give rise to planets and life, so fully identifying its contents provides information on the ingredients available to create stars and planets.

  5. Jonathan Davis:

    These telescopes were designed to look for diffuse light around galaxies. Not in the context of dark matter, but you can repurpose the data to look for this glow, [The Dragonfly telescopes] are really good at looking for this high contrast between the really bright galactic center and the really dim outskirts of galaxies.

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Translations for diffuse

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  • разсеян, дифузен, разпръсвам, разсейвам, разсейвам се, разпространявам, разпръсвам сеBulgarian
  • diffus, diffundierenGerman
  • difusoSpanish
  • levitä, hajanainen, diffundoitua, hajaantunut, hajottaa, diffuusi, hajaantua, lavea, levittää, hajotaFinnish
  • diffuser, diffusFrench
  • idirleath, idirleataIrish
  • terjed, áradHungarian
  • difuzarIdo
  • diffusoItalian
  • tūrererere, kona, tūringiringiMāori
  • diffus, diffundereNorwegian
  • difusoPortuguese
  • распространя́ться, рассе́иваться, распространи́ться, рассе́ивать, распространи́ть, рассе́ять, распространя́ть, рассе́ятьсяRussian
  • diffundera, diffusSwedish
  • dağınıkTurkish

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