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disseminate

[dih-sem-uh-neyt]
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verb (used with object), dis·sem·i·nat·ed, dis·sem·i·nat·ing.
  1. to scatter or spread widely, as though sowing seed; promulgate extensively; broadcast; disperse: to disseminate information about preventive medicine.
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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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  • Both the means for acquiring the information and for disseminating it are visual.

  • It all went in giving p. 168employment or disseminating kindness.

    Obiter Dicta

    Augustine Birrell

  • Its vibrations, disseminating through the room, were silhouetted on the walls.

    The Monster

    Edgar Saltus

  • Ostrov took a most zealous share in disseminating the rumour.

    The Created Legend

    Feodor Sologub

  • Treason and other high crimes against the state, such as inciting war and disseminating propaganda, are treated with severity.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole


British Dictionary definitions for disseminating

disseminate

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

Word Origin

C17: from Latin dissēmināre, from dis- 1 + sēmināre to sow, from sēmen seed
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Word Origin and History for disseminating

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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