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

 dis·perse /dɪˈspɝs/

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

 dis·perse /dɪsˈpɝs/ 動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·perse v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispersed p. pr. & vb. n. Dispersing.]
 1. To scatter abroad; to drive to different parts; to distribute; to diffuse; to spread; as, the Jews are dispersed among all nations.
    The lips of the wise disperse knowledge.   --Prov. xv. 7.
 Two lions, in the still, dark night,
 A herd of beeves disperse.   --Cowper.
 2. To scatter, so as to cause to vanish; to dissipate; as, to disperse vapors.
    Dispersed are the glories.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To scatter; dissipate; dispel; spread; diffuse; distribute; deal out; disseminate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·perse, v. i.
 1. To separate; to go or move into different parts; to vanish; as, the company dispersed at ten o'clock; the clouds disperse.
 2. To distribute wealth; to share one's abundance with others.
    He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor.   --Ps. cxii. 9.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the
           wagon" [syn: scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust]
      2: to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She
         waved her hand and scattered the crowds" [syn: dissipate,
          dispel, break up, scatter]
      3: move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The
         children scattered in all directions when the teacher
         approached"; [syn: dissipate, scatter, spread out]
      4: cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse
         particles" [syn: break up, scatter]
      5: cause to become widely known; "spread information";
         "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news" [syn: circulate,
          circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate,
          propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, pass