verb (used with object), dif·fused, dif·fusing.
verb (used without object), dif·fused, dif·fusing.
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It means that bioengineered neurons, inside a brain, need to have a sensitive and powerful enough opsin “door” that responds to light—even when light pulses are diffused by the skull and brain tissue.Scientists Found a New Way to Control the Brain With Light—No Surgery Required|Shelly Fan|October 13, 2020|Singularity Hub
If 67P’s ultraviolet aurora were visible, it would look like a diffuse halo around the comet.Rosetta data reveal an invisible ultraviolet aurora around comet 67P|Maria Temming|September 21, 2020|Science News
We also discovered that methane was diffusing upward from the sediments, fueling bacteria that oxidize methane for energy.He Found ‘Islands of Fertility’ Beneath Antarctica’s Ice|Steve Nadis|July 20, 2020|Quanta Magazine
When examining the fossilized embryos of both kinds of dinosaurs, the researchers noticed diffuse egg-shaped halos around the skeletons.Fossil discoveries suggest the earliest dinosaurs laid soft-shelled eggs|Jack J. Lee|June 24, 2020|Science News
The protests so far have relied on a small group of core organizing bodies to harness broad but diffuse support.Eric Garner Protesters Have a Direct Line to City Hall|Jacob Siegel|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Organizations engaging in network are often diffuse, leaderless, and incredibly resilient.
At one point they even told her she was delusional, despite her diffuse ulcerating lesions.
With two Texans in the running as potential candidates, Sessions sought to diffuse any awkwardness.Republicans Panicked After Eric Cantor Loss: ‘This Is Like Robespierre’|Ben Jacobs, Tim Mak|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They intercept and diffuse, to some extent babysitting the possible aggressor until the disease of violent intent has passed.Using Strategies Reserved for Disease Outbreak, Activists Try to “Cure” Urban Violence|Sarah Kunst|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of the deliberate and diffuse Federationist there remained no trace, save the binoculars and two damp whiskers.A Diversity of Creatures|Rudyard Kipling
Let whoever can do better; but meantime let us welcome and diffuse the Earth Closet.What I know of farming:|Horace Greeley
It follows that the light emitted by the central axis of the tail greatly exceeds in actinic power the diffuse light around it.
The sciences and the arts, encouraged, were beginning to diffuse themselves; brigandage was breathing its last sigh.Joseph Bonaparte|John S. C. Abbott
Ariosto I find as diffuse, in parts, as Spenser—I understand completely the difference between them.