Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Diffusing or tending to diffuse; spreading abroad.

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Usage examples "diffusive":

  1. The atmosphere of the woods was of soft, diffusive green- the sunlight filtering through the transparent leaves. - "Mrs. Falchion, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009.
  2. Touching the two- fold question, of the local engagement of this Atlantic district with specific centres of diffusion, and the extreme slowness of their diffusive progress, much instruction may be derived from a contemplation of the conchological statistics. - "On the Variation of Species, with Especial Reference to the Insecta ; Followed by an Inquiry into the Nature of Genera", Thomas Vernon Wollaston.
  3. A more diffusive activity might be reserved to it for better times. - "The English Church in the Eighteenth Century", Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton.