3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Diffused \Dif*fused"\, adjective Spread abroad; dispersed; loose; flowing; diffuse.

It grew to be a widely diffused opinion. --Hawthorne. -- {Dif*fus"ed*ly}, adverb -- {Dif*fus"ed*ness}, noun

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Diffuse \Dif*fuse"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Diffused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Diffusing}.] [L. diffusus, p. p. of diffundere to pour out, to diffuse; dif- = dis- + fundere to pour. See {Fuse} to melt.] 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.

Thence diffuse His good to worlds and ages infinite. --Milton.

We find this knowledge diffused among all civilized nations. --Whewell.

Syn: To expand; spread; circulate; extend; scatter; disperse; publish; proclaim.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: (of light rays) subjected to scattering by reflection from a rough surface or transmission through a translucent material; "diffused light"

2: (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected [syn: {soft}, {diffuse}, {diffused}] [ant: {concentrated}, {hard}]

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