Diffuse

Definition of Diffuse

Dif`fuse´
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Diffused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Diffusing.]
Thence diffuse
His good to worlds and ages infinite.
- Milton.
We find this knowledge diffused among all civilized nations.
- Whewell.
v. i.1.To pass by spreading every way, to diffuse itself.
a.1.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.
A diffuse and various knowledge of divine and human things.
- Milton.

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