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 for dispersed,
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disperse \Dis*perse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispersed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Dispersing.] [L. dispersus, p. p. of dispergere to
     strew, scatter. See Sparse.]
     1. To scatter abroad; to drive to different parts; to
        distribute; to diffuse; to spread; as, the Jews are
        dispersed among all nations.
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              The lips of the wise disperse knowledge. --Prov. xv.
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              Two lions, in the still, dark night,
              A herd of beeves disperse.            --Cowper.
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     2. To scatter, so as to cause to vanish; to dissipate; as, to
        disperse vapors.
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              Dispersed are the glories.            --Shak.
     Syn: To scatter; dissipate; dispel; spread; diffuse;
          distribute; deal out; disseminate.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dispersed \Dis*persed"\, a.
     Scattered. -- Dis*pers"ed*ly, adv. -- Dis*pers"ed*ness,
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     Dispersed harmony (Mus.), harmony in which the tones
        composing the chord are widely separated, as by an octave
        or more.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  98 Moby Thesaurus words for "dispersed":
     aimless, alienated, amorphous, broadcast, capricious, casual,
     deflected, deflective, desultory, detached, diffracted,
     diffractive, diffuse, diffused, disarticulated, disconnected,
     discontinuous, discrete, disengaged, disjoined, disjoint,
     disjointed, disjunct, dislocated, disordered, dispread,
     disproportionate, disseminated, dissipated, distorted, distributed,
     disunited, divided, divorced, erratic, estranged, fitful,
     flectional, flexed, formless, frivolous, gratuitous, haphazard,
     hit-or-miss, immethodical, inchoate, incoherent, indiscriminate,
     inflective, irregular, isolated, meaningless, misshapen,
     nonsymmetrical, nonsystematic, nonuniform, orderless, planless,
     promiscuous, random, refracted, refractile, refractive,
     refrangible, removed, scattered, segregated, senseless, separated,
     sequestered, shapeless, shut off, skew, skewed, sparse, spasmodic,
     sporadic, spread, straggling, straggly, strewn, strown, systemless,
     unarranged, unclassified, undirected, ungraded, unjoined,
     unmethodical, unordered, unorganized, unsorted, unsymmetrical,
     unsystematic, ununiform, vague, wandering, widespread

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