Thesaurus for disperse
Pronunciation of disperse: D IH0 S P ER1 S (dɪ'spɜrs)
Number of syllables of disperse: 2
Pronunciation Video of disperse
Definition of disperse
- (v): cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
- (v): cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
- (v): distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
- (v): move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";
- (v): to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
Examples of disperse
- An agreement was reached and the venerable was working to disperse the crowd.
- Armed forces were called in to disperse the discontented crowd.
- The molecules of the gunpowder reactants disperse through the atmosphere.
- The upward flow is agitated to disperse the air therein.
- The Police's efforts to disperse the crowd from the Square were unsuccessful.
- The liquid is first agitated vigorously to disperse the iron.
- The function of the Lung is to descend and disperse qi throughout the body.
- The police also fired shots in the air to disperse the crowd.
- The police used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.
- The prayers of the Daimoku are to disperse this gloom.