verb (used with object), dif·fused, dif·fusing.
verb (used without object), dif·fused, dif·fusing.
Origin of diffuse
Related Words for diffusenessdiffusion, scattering, scatter, dissemination, verbosity, circumlocution, verboseness, verbiage, prolixity, rambling, wordage
Examples from the Web for diffuseness
Historical Examples of diffuseness
The reason is that Thackeray worked by 'diffuseness of style.'Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The temptation to diffuseness and irrelevancy is as embarrassing and dangerous.Sir Walter Ralegh
It is, in short, to guard against the confusion that comes from diffuseness.Outlines of Educational Doctrine
John Frederick Herbart
The lectures are written in simple style, but suffer from diffuseness.
But when poems are paid by the line, bards are pardonable for diffuseness.
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.)).