dif·fuse /dɪfˈjus/ 形容詞
Dif·fuse v. t. [imp. & p. p. Diffused p. pr. & vb. n. Diffusing.] 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.
His good to worlds and ages infinite. --Milton.
We find this knowledge diffused among all civilized nations. --Whewell.
Syn: -- To expand; spread; circulate; extend; scatter; disperse; publish; proclaim.
Dif·fuse, v. i. To pass by spreading every way, to diffuse itself.
Dif·fuse a. 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.
A diffuse and various knowledge of divine and human things. --Milton.
Syn: -- Prolix; verbose; wide; copious; full. See Prolix.
adj 1: spread out; not concentrated in one place; "a large diffuse
2: lacking conciseness; "a diffuse historical novel"
v 1: move outward; "The soldiers fanned out" [syn: spread, spread
out, fan out]
2: spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has
permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the
entire building" [syn: permeate, pervade, penetrate,
3: cause to become widely known; "spread information";
"circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news" [syn: circulate,
circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate,
propagate, broadcast, spread, disperse, pass