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

  Diffuse \Dif*fuse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Diffused; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Diffusing.] [L. diffusus, p. p. of diffundere to
     pour out, to diffuse; dif- = dis- + fundere to pour. See
     Fuse to melt.]
     To pour out and cause to spread, as a fluid; to cause to flow
     on all sides; to send out, or extend, in all directions; to
     spread; to circulate; to disseminate; to scatter; as to
     diffuse information.
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           Thence diffuse
           His good to worlds and ages infinite.    --Milton.
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           We find this knowledge diffused among all civilized
           nations.                                 --Whewell.
  
     Syn: To expand; spread; circulate; extend; scatter; disperse;
          publish; proclaim.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Diffuse \Dif*fuse"\, v. i.
     To pass by spreading every way, to diffuse itself.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Diffuse \Dif*fuse"\, a. [L. diffusus, p. p.]
     Poured out; widely spread; not restrained; copious; full;
     esp., of style, opposed to concise or terse; verbose;
     prolix; as, a diffuse style; a diffuse writer.
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           A diffuse and various knowledge of divine and human
           things.                                  --Milton.
  
     Syn: Prolix; verbose; wide; copious; full. See Prolix.
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