Definition of diffuse adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɪˈfjuːs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈfjuːs//
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  1. 1spread over a wide area diffuse light a diffuse community
  2. 2not clear or easy to understand; using a lot of words a diffuse style of writing
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin diffus- ‘poured out’, from the verb diffundere, from dis- ‘away’ + fundere ‘pour’; the adjective via French diffus or Latin diffusus ‘extensive’, from diffundere.
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