Meaning of DIFFUSE in English

DIFFUSE

I. verb

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■ ADVERB

widely

The ideology of royal power was already widely diffused in Charles's kingdom after centuries of Merovingian rule.

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Critics believe that such action will diffuse the power of Congress.

Many presidential candidates have used humor to diffuse criticism.

The history of the house has been diffused through family legend.

The wind quickly diffused any toxic vapors that may have leaked out.

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Alternative energy technologies will be successfully diffused only if realistic assumptions are made about the real economic situation in the Third World.

As solvent diffuses through the membrane, the increase in volume causes the diaphragm to move.

Mental mistakes have diffused the greatest of teams with the most legendary of coaches.

Obtainable under the proprietary name Chlordane, the toxin gradually works down into the soil diffusing into the soil atmosphere.

Serum is placed into a circular-well area and allowed to diffuse into the agar forming antigen antibody complexes.

The smoke will diffuse into other rooms and will get into carpets, drapes and clothing.

This is why the method is often applied to soften and diffuse distant objects or hills, as in atmospheric perspective.

II. adjective

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■ ADVERB

more

The return flow towards the centre of the wake is more diffuse .

Brain functions become more diffuse in girls, whereas they take up specific locations in the heads of boys.

Biotechnology spending has been more diffuse but it will get at least £100 million a year in government spending.

The new leadership proved more diffuse - beyond the narrow confines of the traditional élite and professional classes - and younger.

The second argument is more diffuse and therefore more difficult to counter.

Sometimes, occupation-specific skills are called for; on other occasions, more diffuse skills are sought.

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The new opposition party continues to be a diffuse organization.

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Even so, in the diffuse community which centred on the church there might be those willing to shelter him.

Local application of platelet concentrates shows potential in treating diffuse mucosal haemorrhage due to thrombocytopenia.

Of these 67 patients, most were cases of diffuse oesophageal spasm or hypertensive lower oesophageal sphincter.

The diffuse energies and compulsions of the teenaged boy must be shaped into the constructive activities of manhood.

The cold clouds seen at 100 micrometres are large and diffuse , evidently just beginning to condense under their own gravity.

This is not to say that power in organizations has become so diffuse and fleeting that it is irrelevant.

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