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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Spread out, not centered in one place.

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Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Spread out, not centered in one place. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To spread ideas or information among a lot of people, or to spread like this.

Usage examples (29)
  • Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.
  • A diffuse historical novel
  • A large diffuse organization
  • This results in what is known as diffuse reflection. for more
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  • The bomb squad will prevent a "diffuse" (widespread; rambling) distribution of the chemical when they "defuse" (to remove an explosive device) the bomb.
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