verb (used with object), dif·fused, dif·fusing.
verb (used without object), dif·fused, dif·fusing.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH diffusedefuse, diffuse
Example sentences from the Web for diffuse
The move, among the first philanthropic efforts at a company that historically made few charitable commitments, did little to diffuse an increasingly heated debate about Amazon’s role in Seattle’s civic life.Amazon pledges $2 billion for affordable homes near U.S. cities|Verne Kopytoff|January 6, 2021|Fortune
That would be similar to how humans smell compounds that diffuse through air.
Most of the material that makes up this "cosmic web" is dark matter, along with diffuse and distant gas.How the humble slime mold helped physicists map the cosmic web|Jennifer Ouellette|January 1, 2021|Ars Technica
The “very sinews of government are made strong by a diffused knowledge of this science,” he wrote.When Science Was the Best Show in America - Issue 93: Forerunners|Lee Alan Dugatkin|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
The deeper we hiked into the woods, the more diffuse the crowds got.
This assumption Locke combats rather too diffusely, according to our notions.
Is memory made apt and extensive or narrow and diffusely irrelevant?Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
"Let me have the pleasure of telling it you my way," cried she, and told it diffusely, and kept him writhing.White Lies|Charles Reade
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