diffuse diffused
distributed distributed adj. 1. spread from a central location to multiple points or recipients. Opposite of {concentrated}. [Narrower terms: {apportioned, dealt out, doled out, meted out, parceled out}; {diffuse, diffused}; {dispensed}; {dispersed, spread}; {divided, divided up, shared, shared out on the basis of a plan or purpose)}; {encyclical}; {rationed}; {scattered, widespread}; {sparse, thin}; {unfocused, unfocussed}] Also See: {distributive}. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

2. spread among a variety of securities; -- of investments.

Syn: diversified. [WordNet 1.5]

Distributing to the necessity of saints. --Rom. xii. 13. [1913 Webster]


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  • diffuse — Synonyms and related words: abounding, abundant, affluent, all sufficing, ambagious, ample, aplenty, assign, atomize, bend, bespread, bestrew, bias, bottomless, bounteous, bountiful, break into pieces, break to pieces, break up, broad, broadcast …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Diffused — Diffuse Dif*fuse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Diffused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Diffusing}.] [L. diffusus, p. p. of diffundere to pour out, to diffuse; dif = dis + fundere to pour. See {Fuse} to melt.] To pour out and cause to spread, as a fluid; to cause to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diffuse — Dif*fuse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Diffused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Diffusing}.] [L. diffusus, p. p. of diffundere to pour out, to diffuse; dif = dis + fundere to pour. See {Fuse} to melt.] To pour out and cause to spread, as a fluid; to cause to flow on …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diffused — Dif*fused , a. Spread abroad; dispersed; loose; flowing; diffuse. [1913 Webster] It grew to be a widely diffused opinion. Hawthorne. {Dif*fus ed*ly}, adv. {Dif*fus ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diffused lighting — noun Lighting that is transmitted or reflected in all directions and, being evenly distributed, produces no glare • • • Main Entry: ↑diffuse …   Useful english dictionary

  • diffuse — (v.) 1520s (trans.), 1650s (intrans.), from L. diffusus, pp. of diffundere to pour out or away (see DIFFUSION (Cf. diffusion)). Related: Diffused; diffusing. The adj. is attested from early 15c., from L. diffusus …   Etymology dictionary

  • diffuse — [di fyo͞os′; ] for v. [, difyo͞oz′] adj. [ME < L diffusus, pp. of diffundere, to pour in different directions < dis , apart + fundere, to pour: see FOUND2] 1. spread out or dispersed; not concentrated 2. using more words than are needed;… …   English World dictionary

  • diffuse — diffuses, diffusing, diffused (The verb is pronounced [[t]dɪfju͟ːz[/t]]. The adjective is pronounced [[t]dɪfju͟ːs[/t]].) 1) V ERG If something such as knowledge or information is diffused, or if it diffuses somewhere, it is made known over a wide …   English dictionary

  • diffuse — I UK [dɪˈfjuːz] / US [dɪˈfjuz] verb Word forms diffuse : present tense I/you/we/they diffuse he/she/it diffuses present participle diffusing past tense diffused past participle diffused 1) [intransitive/transitive] if a gas or liquid diffuses… …   English dictionary

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