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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diffusedadjective

    (of light rays) subjected to scattering by reflection from a rough surface or transmission through a translucent material

    "diffused light"

  2. soft, diffuse, diffusedadjective

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Diffusedparticipial adj.

    This word seems to have signified, in William Shakespeare’s time, the same as wild, uncouth, irregular.

    Etymology: from diffuse

    Let them from forth a sawpit rush at once,
    With some diffused song. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

    He grows like savages,
    To swearing and stern looks, diffus’d attire,
    And every thing that seems unnatural. William Shakespeare, Henry V.


  1. diffused

    Molecular diffusion, often simply called diffusion, is the thermal motion of all (liquid or gas) particles at temperatures above absolute zero. The rate of this movement is a function of temperature, viscosity of the fluid and the size (mass) of the particles. Diffusion explains the net flux of molecules from a region of higher concentration to one of lower concentration. Once the concentrations are equal the molecules continue to move, but since there is no concentration gradient the process of molecular diffusion has ceased and is instead governed by the process of self-diffusion, originating from the random motion of the molecules. The result of diffusion is a gradual mixing of material such that the distribution of molecules is uniform. Since the molecules are still in motion, but an equilibrium has been established, the result of molecular diffusion is called a "dynamic equilibrium". In a phase with uniform temperature, absent external net forces acting on the particles, the diffusion process will eventually result in complete mixing. Consider two systems; S1 and S2 at the same temperature and capable of exchanging particles. If there is a change in the potential energy of a system; for example μ1>μ2 (μ is Chemical potential) an energy flow will occur from S1 to S2, because nature always prefers low energy and maximum entropy. Molecular diffusion is typically described mathematically using Fick's laws of diffusion.


  1. diffused

    Diffused, in general terms, refers to something that is spread out or dispersed over a wide area, or it can be intermixed with another substance. This term is often used in the context of light, gases, sounds, liquids, ideas, or cultural practices being dispersed or spread out. The process or state can reduce intensity or concentration, or ensure even distribution.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diffused

    of Diffuse

  2. Diffusedadjective

    spread abroad; dispersed; loose; flowing; diffuse

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diffused in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diffused in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of diffused in a Sentence

  1. Hussein Ibish:

    The relationship now looks more like the way the U.S. relates to some European partners, security cooperation is key and maintained by both sides, but Saudi Arabia are flexing their muscles in an effort to become a regional and international actor of significance in a world in which power is diffused, and the U.S. picks its battles much more cautiously.

  2. China News:

    In the preliminary investigation, the co-pilot was found to be smoking an e-cigarette, smoke diffused into the passenger cabin and relevant air conditioning components were wrongly shut off, without notifying the captain, which resulted in insufficient oxygen.

  3. Tina Smith:

    While there is much I agree with in the Amendment, one component poses an insurmountable problem - the requirement that the new Department of Public Safety report to both the Mayor and the City Council, my own experience working in City Hall tells me that this change will exacerbate what is a deeply flawed city governance structure, where accountability, authority and lines of responsibility between the Mayor and City Council are diffused and dysfunctional.

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