What does the word diffuse mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Jean Finot