Definition of diffuse:
- 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.
- To pass by spreading every way, to diffuse itself.
- 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.
- "David Elginbrod", George MacDonald.
- "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.