diffused diffused  /dɪ ˈfjuzd/


  1. (adj) (of light rays) subjected to scattering by reflection from a rough surface or transmission through a translucent material
  2. (adj) (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected



  1. Once more Cairo diffused through its screen of censorship a rosy mist of optimism-the same color as that which preceded the mist-shattering fall of Tobruk.
  2. Yet the rumbling of antiglobalists shows that egalitarian sentiment isn't dead, just diffused.
  3. In To the Lighthouse the stream-of-consciousness technique is present as before but its presence is subtler, more diffused.


  1. U.S. Open 2013: Tiger Woods injures wrist during first round play

    Plus: Adam Scott's potential rules violation diffused and Sergio Garcia's up and down round
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Star-Ledger

  2. Hicks: Prince Harry saved gay soldier from assault

    In his memoir “Out in the Army,” soldier James Wharton writes that Prince Harry diffused ugly situation with fellow soldiers.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News


  1. "My first feeling was fear," said center fielder Dave Roberts, who began to move toward Bonds. "Barry handled it like a pro. I'm glad the situation was diffused."
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Dave Roberts Source: USA Today

  2. Benedict said Europe should be on guard against "that practical attitude, widely diffused today, which systematically justifies compromises on essential human values."
    on Mar 24, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Forbes

  3. Should financial markets continue to become more interconnected internationally and flexible, "history suggests that current account imbalances will be diffused with modest risk of disruption," said Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan in a speech last week.
    on Mar 16, 2005 By: Alan Greenspan Source: Bloomberg

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