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.
Thence diffuse Milton.
His good to worlds and ages infinite.
We find this knowledge diffused among all
civilized nations. Whewell.
Syn. -- To expand; spread; circulate; extend; scatter;
disperse; publish; proclaim.
Dif*fuse", v. i. To pass by
spreading every way, to diffuse itself.
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
A diffuse and various knowledge of divine and
human things. Milton.
Syn. -- Prolix; verbose; wide; copious; full. See