- v move outward
- v spread or diffuse through
- v cause to become widely known
- s spread out; not concentrated in one place
a large diffuse organization
- a (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
- s lacking conciseness
a diffuse historical novel
- The fringes of a suburb like Riverside in Southern California, where housing prices have fallen more than 20% since the bust began, could be too diffuse to thrive in a future where .
- One senses that his first book, Dreams from My Father, was meant to diffuse some of this vulnerability.
- Much of that success comes from a diffuse, hydra-headed power structure that has rebounded from repeated attempts to put it down.
- Jeff Bzdelik in Forbes
It was just kind of a slow death,Bzdelik said. "When you're not making shots, your energy starts to diffuse. It slowly starts to get away from you."
- Carlos Pena in American Chronicle
It was just appropriate,Pena said. "We could ignore (the losing) and not pay attention to it, or we could face it, and, all of a sudden, you diffuse the bomb. You kind of like shrink the giant. You see his shadow, but when you actually...
- Kevin Garnett in Ninemsn
This is where they are comfortable. They have a lot of confidence playing in this building and we have to somehow, some way diffuse that,Garnett said. "It gives us a lot of confidence to know we can shoot 30-something percent and almost...