HyperDic: diffuse

English > 6 senses of the word diffuse:
VERBmotiondiffuse, spread, spread out, fan outmove outward
contactdiffuse, permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, imbue, riddlespread or diffuse through
communicationdiffuse, circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, disperse, pass aroundcause to become widely known
ADJECTIVEalldiffusespread out
alldiffuse, soft, diffused(of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
alldiffuselacking conciseness
diffuse > pronunciation
Soundsdihfyuw's; dihfyuw'z
Rhymesabstruse ... Zeus: 40 rhymes with uws...
abuse ... values: 47 rhymes with uwz...
English > diffuse: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningspread out; not concentrated in one place.
Example"a large diffuse organization"
BroaderdistributedSpread out or scattered about or divided up
Spanishdifuso
Nounsdiffusenessthe spatial property of being spread out over a wide area or through a large volume
Adverbsdiffuselyin a diffuse manner
English > diffuse: 6 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected.
Synonymssoft, diffused
Oppositehard, concentrated(of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
English > diffuse: 6 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglacking conciseness.
Example"a diffuse historical novel"
Broaderprolixtediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length
Spanishdifuso
English > diffuse: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove outward.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsspread, spread out, fan out
NarrowercreepGrow or spread, often in such a way as to cover (a surface)
mantlespread over a surface, like a mantle
percolateSpread gradually
run, bleedBe diffused
Broaderspread, distributeDistribute or disperse widely
Spanishdesplegarse, difundir, diseminar, esparcirse, esparcir, propagarse, propagar, prppagar
Catalanestendre's, propagar-se
Nounsdiffusionthe act of dispersing / dispersing or diffusing something
English > diffuse: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningSpread or diffuse through.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymspermeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, imbue, riddle
Narrowerspiritize, spiritiseimbue with a spirit / spirit / spirit / spirit
Broaderpenetrate, perforatePass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
Spanishdifundirse, extenderse, permear
Adjectivesdiffusivespreading by diffusion
Nounsdiffusionthe act of dispersing / dispersing or diffusing something
diffusoroptical device that distributes the light of a lamp evenly
diffusorbaffle that distributes sound waves evenly
English > diffuse: 6 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningCause to become widely known.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscirculate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, disperse, pass around
Cause togo around, spread, circulateBecome widely known and passed on
Narrowercarry, runInclude as the content
podcastDistribute (multimedia files) over the internet for playback on a mobile device or a personal computer
popularize, popularise, vulgarize, vulgarise, generalize, generalisecater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public
sowintroduce into an environment
Broaderpublicize, publicise, air, baremake public
Similar togo around, spread, circulateBecome widely known and passed on
Spanishdifundir, diseminar, dispensar, dispersar, distribuir, divulgar, esparcir, propagar, repartir
Catalandifondre, dispensar, dispersar, disseminar, distribuir, propagar, repartir
Adjectivesdiffusivespreading by diffusion
Nounsdiffusionthe act of dispersing / dispersing or diffusing something

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