[ dih-sem-uh-ney-ter ]

  1. a person or thing that scatters or spreads something widely, often one that spreads information or ideas:Students can help each other learn instead of relying on their teachers as the sole disseminators of knowledge.Cattle trade movements can act as efficient disseminators of viruses to areas several hundred kilometers away.

Origin of disseminator

First recorded in 1610–20; disseminat(e) + -or2

Words Nearby disseminator

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How to use disseminator in a sentence

  • Rome keeps Ireland in hand as a drag on the most influential disseminator of Protestantism in the world.

    Ireland as It Is | Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Rumor, that mysterious disseminator of news whose tongues are legion, whispered that the Dry Bottom Kicker was to come to life.

    The Coming of the Law | Charles Alden Seltzer
  • Now don't tell me they're both anthropeds or pods, or whatever it is, because I'm onto you as a disseminator of knowledge!

    Left Guard Gilbert | Ralph Henry Barbour