dif|fuse1 [ dı`fjuz ] verb
1. ) intransitive or transitive TECHNICAL if something diffuses through something, it spreads through it:
Light gases diffuse through porous surfaces more rapidly than heavy gases.
a ) if light diffuses, or something diffuses it, it shines over a large area but not very brightly
2. ) transitive FORMAL to spread something such as information, ideas, or power among a large group of people
╾ dif|fu|sion / dI`fjuZn / noun uncount
dif|fuse 2 [ dı`fjus ] adjective FORMAL
1. ) existing over a large area or in many areas
2. ) using too many words and not easy to understand

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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