Definition for DIF-FUSE'

DIF-FUSE', v.t. [diffu'ze; L. diffusus; diffundo; dis and fundo, to pour, to spread. If n is casual, as it probably is, the root belongs to Class Bd or Bs.]

  1. To pour out and spread, as a fluid; to cause to flow and spread. The river rose and diffused its waters over the adjacent plain.
  2. To spread; to send out or extend in all directions. Flowers diffuse their odors. The fame of Washington is diffused over Europe. The knowledge of the true God will be diffused over the earth.

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