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DIFFUSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does diffuse mean? 

DIFFUSE (adjective)
  The adjective DIFFUSE has 3 senses:

1. spread out; not concentrated in one place
2. (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
3. lacking conciseness

  Familiarity information: DIFFUSE used as an adjective is uncommon.


DIFFUSE (verb)
  The verb DIFFUSE has 3 senses:

1. move outward
2. spread or diffuse through
3. cause to become widely known

  Familiarity information: DIFFUSE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIFFUSE (adjective)


Sense 1diffuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spread out; not concentrated in one place

Context example:

a large diffuse organization

Similar:

distributed (spread out or scattered about or divided up)


Sense 2diffuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected

Synonyms:

diffuse; diffused; soft


Sense 3diffuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking conciseness

Context example:

a diffuse historical novel

Similar:

prolix (tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length)


DIFFUSE (verb)


Sense 1diffuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move outward

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

diffuse; fan out; spread out; spread

Context example:

The soldiers fanned out

Hypernyms (to "diffuse" is one way to...):

distribute; spread (distribute or disperse widely)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "diffuse"):

percolate (spread gradually)

creep; grow over (grow in such a way as to cover (a building))

bleed; run (be diffused)

mantle (spread over a surface, like a mantle)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2diffuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spread or diffuse through

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

pervade; imbue; permeate; interpenetrate; diffuse; riddle; penetrate

Context examples:

An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration / music penetrated the entire building / His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

Hypernyms (to "diffuse" is one way to...):

penetrate; perforate (pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "diffuse"):

spiritise; spiritize (imbue with a spirit)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3diffuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to become widely known

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

disseminate; circulate; pass around; broadcast; circularise; diffuse; circularize; disperse; spread; propagate; distribute

Context examples:

spread information / circulate a rumor / broadcast the news

Hypernyms (to "diffuse" is one way to...):

air; bare; publicise; publicize (make public)

Cause:

circulate; go around; spread (become widely known and passed on)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "diffuse"):

sough; sow (introduce into an environment)

generalise; generalize; popularise; popularize; vulgarise; vulgarize (cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use)

carry; run (include as the content; broadcast or publicize)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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