Meaning of DIFFUSE in English


adj. & v.


1. (of light, inflammation, etc.) spread out, diffused, not concentrated.

2 (of prose, speech, etc.) not concise, long-winded, verbose. & intr.

1. disperse or be dispersed from a centre.

2 spread or be spread widely; reach a large area.

3 Physics (esp. of fluids) intermingle by diffusion.


diffusely adv. diffuseness n. diffusible adj. diffusive adj.

Etymology: ME f. F diffus or L diffusus extensive (as DIS-, fusus past part. of fundere pour)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.