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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dif·fuse /dɪˈfjus/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 dif·fuse /dɪfˈjus/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 Thence diffuse
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dif·fuse, v. i. To pass by spreading every way, to diffuse itself.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,
          interpenetrate, imbue]
      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