diffusive

[dih-fyoo-siv]

adjective

tending to diffuse; characterized by diffusion.

Nearby words

  1. diffusion coefficient,
  2. diffusion hypoxia,
  3. diffusion line,
  4. diffusion respiration,
  5. diffusionism,
  6. diffusivity,
  7. diffusor,
  8. diflorasone diacetate,
  9. difluence,
  10. diflunisal

Origin of diffusive

First recorded in 1605–15; diffuse + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for diffusive

diffusive

adjective

characterized by diffusion
Derived Formsdiffusively, adverbdiffusiveness, noun

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