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Meaning & Definition of Diffuse in English

English

Diffuse

/dɪfjus/

verb

1. Move outward

  • "The soldiers fanned out"
    synonym:
  • diffuse
  • ,
  • spread
  • ,
  • spread out
  • ,
  • fan out

2. Spread or diffuse through

  • "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"
  • "Music penetrated the entire building"
  • "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"
    synonym:
  • permeate
  • ,
  • pervade
  • ,
  • penetrate
  • ,
  • interpenetrate
  • ,
  • diffuse
  • ,
  • imbue
  • ,
  • riddle

3. Cause to become widely known

  • "Spread information"
  • "Circulate a rumor"
  • "Broadcast the news"
    synonym:
  • circulate
  • ,
  • circularize
  • ,
  • circularise
  • ,
  • distribute
  • ,
  • disseminate
  • ,
  • propagate
  • ,
  • broadcast
  • ,
  • spread
  • ,
  • diffuse
  • ,
  • disperse
  • ,
  • pass around

adjective

1. Spread out

  • Not concentrated in one place
  • "A large diffuse organization"
    synonym:
  • diffuse

2. (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected

    synonym:
  • soft
  • ,
  • diffuse
  • ,
  • diffused

3. Lacking conciseness

  • "A diffuse historical novel"
    synonym:
  • diffuse