transitive verb (-nated; -nating) Etymology: Latin disseminatus, past participle of disseminare, from dis- + seminare to sow, from semin-, semen seed — more at semen Date: 1566 1. to spread abroad as though sowing seed <
disseminate ideas
2. to disperse throughoutdissemination noundisseminator noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Disseminate — Dis*sem i*nate, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Disseminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disseminating}.] [L. disseminatus, p. p. of disseminare to disseminate; dis + seminare to sow, semen seed. See {Seminary}.] 1. to spread around widely; to sow broadcast or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • disseminate — (v.) c.1600, from L. disseminatus, pp. of disseminare to spread abroad, disseminate, from dis in every direction (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + seminare to plant, propagate, from semen (gen. seminis) seed (see SEMEN (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

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  • disseminate — ► VERB ▪ spread widely. DERIVATIVES dissemination noun disseminator noun. ORIGIN Latin disseminare scatter , from semen seed …   English terms dictionary

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