diffuse
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪˈfjuːz/
  • (America) IPA: /dɪˈfjuz/
Verb

diffuse (diffuses, present participle diffusing; past and past participle diffused)

  1. (transitive) To spread over or through as in air, water, or other matter, especially by fluid motion or passive means.
    • We find this knowledge diffused among all civilized nations.
  2. (intransitive) To be spread over or through as in air, water, or other matter, especially by fluid motion or passive means.
    Food coloring diffuses in water.
    The riot diffused quite suddenly.
Synonyms Translations Translations Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪˈfjuːs/
  • (America) IPA: /dɪˈfjus/
Adjective

diffuse

  1. Everywhere or throughout everything; not focused or concentrated.
    Such a diffuse effort is unlikely to produce good results.
  2. Wordy; verbose.
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