diffuse  

  • Pronunciation of diffuse: D IH0 F Y UW1 S (dɪf'jus)

  • Number of syllables of diffuse: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of diffuse

  • Definition of diffuse

    • (v): cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"  
    • (v): spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"  
    • (v): move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"  
    • (s): spread out; not concentrated in one place; "a large diffuse organization"  
    • (s): lacking conciseness; "a diffuse historical novel"  
  • Examples of diffuse

    • After the reign of Louis the Pious the capitularies became long and diffuse.  
    • I'd hoped the comment might raise a slight smile and diffuse some of the angst.  
    • Diffuse some of the information out of the opening and into subsections.  
    • The criticism of the word is too diffuse to mention in the article, however.  
    • In cloudy climates, diffuse light from the sky is the main source of lighting.  
    • The cells are the minimum barrier to diffuse.  
    • He experienced low back pain which then became a diffuse numbness in the legs.  
    • Generally, the smaller the cell is, the faster things diffuse.  
    • The diffuse seedhead is often half the size of the entire plant.  
    • The contents then diffuse across the synapse to the post synaptic terminal.  

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