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Synonyms for diffuse
dɪˈfyuz; -ˈfyus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diffuse(adj)

    spread out; not concentrated in one place

    "a large diffuse organization"

    diffused, soft

    concentrated, concise

  2. soft, diffuse, diffused(adj)

    (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected

    cushy, indulgent, mild, piano, balmy, easy, voiced, soft, delicate, flabby, subdued, lenient, flaccid, gentle, sonant, easygoing, diffused

    concentrated, concise

  3. diffuse(verb)

    lacking conciseness

    "a diffuse historical novel"

    diffused, soft

    concentrated, concise

  4. diffuse, spread, spread out, fan out(verb)

    move outward

    "The soldiers fanned out"

    unfold, circularise, dissipate, penetrate, riddle, overspread, disseminate, pass around, spread, spread out, go around, broadcast, turn out, fan out, scatter, distribute, imbue, circularize, expand, permeate, splay, open, propagate, rotate, pervade, disperse, circulate, string out, interpenetrate

    concise, concentrated

  5. permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddle(verb)

    spread or diffuse through

    "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"

    fall into place, circulate, spread, infiltrate, interpenetrate, sink in, soak, penetrate, bottom, disperse, circularize, propagate, pass around, riddle, spread out, filter, come home, disseminate, perforate, dawn, hue, click, broadcast, screen, distribute, percolate, fan out, circularise, get across, fathom, imbue, get through, permeate, pervade

    concise, concentrated

  6. circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around(verb)

    cause to become widely known

    "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"

    circulate, beam, shell out, fan out, lot, spread, mobilize, pervade, pass on, dish out, dissipate, deal out, allot, dot, overspread, break up, dispense, interpenetrate, dole out, unfold, penetrate, deal, parcel out, disperse, circularize, administer, give out, spread out, open, go around, pass around, sprinkle, hand out, mete out, dispel, mobilise, broadcast, distribute, pass out, propagate, scatter, transmit, air, circularise, send, riddle, dust, stagger, imbue, permeate, disseminate, circle

    concentrated, concise

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. diffuse

    lengthy, long, prolix, tedious, verbose, wordy

    brief, compact, compendious, concise, condensed, laconic, neat, pithy, sententious, short, succinct, terse

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. diffuse

    discursive, prolix, verbose, diluted, copious

    laconic, epigrammatic, terse, condensed

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. diffuse(v. a.)

    disperse, scatter, disseminate, spread, circulate, propagate, distribute, pour out, send abroad, spread abroad

  2. diffuse(a.)

    prolix, copious, rambling, loose, verbose, wordy, diffusive, long-winded, long-spun, spun out

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. diffuse(a)

    copious, full, verbose, prolix

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How to use diffuse in a sentence?

  1. Robert Muggah:

    There is something qualitatively different about terrorist organizations and their dynamics today because they are more diffuse and widely distributed and may materialize where you don't expect them.

  2. Darby Hoover:

    A lot of people think of an island of floating garbage, people envision that there are forms of an island you can see on Google Earth -- it's much more diffuse than that.

  3. Kamau Bell:

    The thing in this moment that causes me to want to do this is for our daughters, so they can know all that's available to know, and I'm excited to see this all laid out on paper so I can show it to my dad and my aunt, Jackie. So they can see it for real because it's clear that even their knowledge is a little bit diffuse.

  4. Martin Cordiner:

    The diffuse ISM was historically considered too harsh and tenuous an environment for appreciable abundances of large molecules to occur, prior to the detection of C60, the largest known molecules in space were only 12 atoms in size. Our confirmation of C60 + shows just how complex astrochemistry can get, even in the lowest density, most strongly ultraviolet-irradiated environments in the Galaxy.

  5. Martin Cordiner:

    The diffuse ISM can be considered as the starting point for the chemical processes that ultimately give rise to planets and life, so fully identifying its contents provides information on the ingredients available to create stars and planets.

Translations for diffuse

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  • разсеян, дифузен, разпръсвам, разсейвам, разсейвам се, разпространявам, разпръсвам сеBulgarian
  • diffus, diffundierenGerman
  • difusoSpanish
  • levitä, hajanainen, diffundoitua, hajaantunut, hajottaa, diffuusi, hajaantua, lavea, levittää, hajotaFinnish
  • diffuser, diffusFrench
  • idirleath, idirleataIrish
  • terjed, áradHungarian
  • difuzarIdo
  • diffusoItalian
  • tūrererere, kona, tūringiringiMāori
  • diffus, diffundereNorwegian
  • difusoPortuguese
  • распространя́ться, рассе́иваться, распространи́ться, рассе́ивать, распространи́ть, рассе́ять, распространя́ть, рассе́ятьсяRussian
  • diffundera, diffusSwedish
  • dağınıkTurkish

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