verb (used with object), dif·fused, dif·fusing.
verb (used without object), dif·fused, dif·fusing.
Origin of diffuse
Examples from the Web for diffusely
Historical Examples of diffusely
Is memory made apt and extensive or narrow and diffusely irrelevant?Human Nature and Conduct
A grim tale finely (perhaps just a little too diffusely) told and admirably presented.
The mucous membrane of the pharynx will be diffusely red or purplish and shiny.
He spoke for five and a half hours, much too diffusely, spinning out what he might have said in half the time.The Greville Memoirs (Third Part) Volume I (of II)
Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville
Ill-smelling, resinous shrubs, four to ten feet high; diffusely branched.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits
Mary Elizabeth Parsons
Word Origin for diffuse
1520s (transitive), 1650s (intransitive), from Latin diffusus, past participle of diffundere "to pour out or away" (see diffusion). Related: Diffused; diffusing.
early 15c., from Latin diffusus (see diffuse (v.)).