disseminate

[ dih-sem-uh-neyt ]
/ dɪˈsɛm əˌneɪt /

verb (used with object), dis·sem·i·nat·ed, dis·sem·i·nat·ing.

to scatter or spread widely, as though sowing seed; promulgate extensively; broadcast; disperse: to disseminate information about preventive medicine.

Nearby words

  1. disseizin,
  2. disselboom,
  3. dissemblance,
  4. dissemble,
  5. dissembler,
  6. disseminated,
  7. disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis,
  8. disseminated intravascular coagulation,
  9. disseminated lipogranulomatosis,
  10. disseminated lupus erythematosus

Origin of disseminate

1595–1605; < Latin dissēminātus (past participle of dissēmināre; dis- dis-1 + sēmināre to sow), equivalent to dis- + sēmin- (stem of sēmen seed) + -ātus -ate1

Related formsdis·sem·i·na·tion, noundis·sem·i·na·tive, adjectivedis·sem·i·na·tor, nounun·dis·sem·i·nat·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for disseminate

disseminate

/ (dɪˈsɛmɪˌneɪt) /

verb

(tr) to distribute or scatter about; diffuse
Derived Formsdissemination, noundisseminative, adjectivedisseminator, noun

Word Origin for disseminate

C17: from Latin dissēmināre, from dis- 1 + sēmināre to sow, from sēmen seed

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Word Origin and History for disseminate

disseminate

v.

c.1600, from Latin disseminatus, past participle of disseminare "to spread abroad, disseminate," from dis- "in every direction" (see dis-) + seminare "to plant, propagate," from semen (genitive seminis) "seed" (see semen). Related: Disseminated; disseminates; disseminating. Middle English had dissemen "to scatter" (early 15c.).

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