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Meaning of diffuse

dif•fuse

Pronunciation: (v.di-fyz'adj.di-fys'), [key]
— v., adj. -fused, -fusing,
—v.t.
  1. to pour out and spread, as a fluid.
  2. to spread or scatter widely or thinly; disseminate.
  3. to spread by diffusion.
—v.i.
  1. to spread.
  2. to intermingle by diffusion.
—adj.
  1. characterized by great length or discursiveness in speech or writing; wordy.
  2. widely spread or scattered; dispersed.
  3. widely or loosely spreading.
  4. (of reflected light) scattered, as from a rough surface (opposed to specular).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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