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.

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 forms

dis·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 disseminated

disseminate

/ (dɪˈsɛmɪˌneɪt) /

verb

(tr) to distribute or scatter about; diffuse

Derived Forms

dissemination, noundisseminative, adjectivedisseminator, noun

Word Origin for disseminate

C17: from Latin dissēmināre, from dis- 1 + sēmināre to sow, from sēmen seed
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Medicine definitions for disseminated

disseminated

[ dĭ-sĕmə-nā′tĭd ]

adj.

Spread over a large area of a body, a tissue, or an organ.
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