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[dih-fyoo-zuh-buh l]
  1. capable of being diffused.
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Origin of diffusible

First recorded in 1775–85; diffuse + -ible
Related formsdif·fus·i·bil·i·ty, dif·fus·i·ble·ness, noundif·fus·i·bly, adverbnon·dif·fus·i·ble, adjectivenon·dif·fus·i·ble·ness, nounnon·dif·fus·i·bly, adverbun·dif·fus·i·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for diffusible

Historical Examples

  • It is more than probable that the rate of absorption of diffusible products from the stomach has been overestimated.

    On Digestive Proteolysis

    R. H. Chittenden

  • The peptones transformed in the stomach from nitrogenous alimentary principles are highly soluble and diffusible.

  • Diffusible stimulants are general stimulants the effects of which are rapid but fugacious, as ether or alcohol.

  • For this reason, the combination with a diffusible stimulant is always desirable: five grains of camphor and of extr.

  • The constitutional remedies are derived chiefly from the class of diffusible stimulants.

    Memoranda on Poisons

    Thomas Hawkes Tanner