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dif•fuse



Pronunciation: (
v.di-fyOOz';
adj.di-fyOOs'),
[key]
v., -fused, -fusing,
adj.


v.t.
1. to pour out and spread, as a fluid.
2. to spread or scatter widely or thinly; disseminate.
3. Physics.to spread by diffusion.

v.i.
1. to spread.
2. Physics.to intermingle by diffusion.

adj.
1. characterized by great length or discursiveness in speech or writing; wordy.
2. widely spread or scattered; dispersed.
3. Bot.widely or loosely spreading.
4. Optics.(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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