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diffuse

  

      vb  
1    to spread or cause to spread in all directions  
2    to undergo or cause to undergo diffusion  
3    to scatter or cause to scatter; disseminate; disperse  
      adj  
4    spread out over a wide area  
5    lacking conciseness  
6    (esp. of some creeping stems) spreading loosely over a large area  
7    characterized by or exhibiting diffusion  
diffuse light, diffuse reflection     
8      (Botany)   (of plant growth) occurring throughout a tissue  
     (C15: from Latin diffusus spread abroad, from diffundere to pour forth, from dis- away + fundere to pour)  
  diffusely      adv  
  diffuseness      n  
  diffusible      adj  
  diffusibility, diffusibleness      n  
Avoid confusion with defuse  
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diffuse

  

      adj  
1    circumlocutory, copious, diffusive, digressive, discursive, long-winded, loose, maundering, meandering, prolix, rambling, vague, verbose, waffling     (informal)   wordy  
2    dispersed, scattered, spread out, unconcentrated  
      vb  
3    circulate, dispel, dispense, disperse, disseminate, dissipate, distribute, propagate, scatter, spread  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj  
1    apposite, brief, compendious, concise, succinct, terse, to the point  
2    concentrated  

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