Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To spread abroad; circulate; permeate.

Part of speech: adjective

Redundant; prolix; verbose; extended.

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Usage examples "diffuse":

  1. From a black opaque object it began to turn a dull red and to diffuse a subdued glow, while the hum turned into a distinct whir. - "The Man Who Rocked the Earth", Arthur Train Robert Williams Wood.
  2. And if her speech were more diffuse I know not, Because already in my sight was she Who from the hearing of aught else had shut me. - "Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete", Dante Alighieri.
  3. Their gains mount, often, to incredible figures, and the faith and piety that they diffuse have both good and bad aspects. - "Modern Saints and Seers", Jean Finot.