Definition of diffuse :
1. Poured out; widely spread; not restrained; copious; full; esp., of style, opposed to concise or terse; verbose; prolix; as, a diffuse style; a diffuse writer.
2. To pass by spreading every way, to diffuse itself.
3. To pour out and cause to spread, as a fluid; to cause to flow on all sides; to send out, or extend, in all directions; to spread; to circulate; to disseminate; to scatter; as to diffuse information.
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scatter (part of speech: verb)
shapeless (part of speech: adjective)
scattered (part of speech: adjective)
- Instead of the wagon toiling slowly in the rear of weary axemen, we see the long and well- appointed railroad train sweep by with the speed of the hurricane, bearing the wealth of States, and doing more in the course of twenty- four hours to diffuse civilization and luxury than our ancestors could have accomplished in as many years. - "School History of North Carolina", John W. Moore.
- " Be as diffuse as you please. - "David Elginbrod", George MacDonald.
- Hence he is diffuse, where he ought to be urgent. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.