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diffuse

 
1. (dĭ-fūs´) not definitely limited or localized.
2. (dĭ-fūz´) to pass through or to spread widely through a tissue or substance.

dif·fuse

1. To disseminate; to spread about.
2. Disseminated; spread about; not restricted.
[L. dif-fundo, pp. -fusus, to pour in different directions]

diffuse

/dif·fuse/
1. (dĭ-fūs´) not definitely limited or localized.
2. (dĭ-fūz´) to pass through or to spread widely through a tissue or substance.

diffuse

[difyo̅o̅z′]
Etymology: L, diffundere, to spread out
becoming widely spread, such as through a membrane or fluid.

dif·fuse

(di-fyūz, di-fyūs)
1. To disseminate; to spread about.
2. Disseminated; spread about; not restricted.
[L. dif-fundo, pp. -fusus, to pour in different directions]

diffuse

spread-out; non-compact, non-circumscribed

diffuse

1. not definitely limited or localized.
2. to pass through or to spread widely through a tissue or substance.

diffuse intravascular coagulation
see disseminated intravascular coagulation.
diffuse placentation
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Along the edge of ascending steps, an empty zone more than two atoms wide regularly emerges; diffusing atoms will not settle there.
The program was updated in 1995 to reflect the increasingly sophisticated methods employed by underage customers to purchase restricted products, as well as techniques to be used by sales associates for diffusing potentially dangerous reactions from customers.
This imbalance, says Russell, shows that polymers had to wriggle from one side to the other by moving their front ends first, then their middles, then their back ends, rather than by diffusing randomly.
In an earlier Phase I grant with the University of Texas, Rare Earth Medical developed a catheter system that allowed the passage of a laser diffusing device to the heart and the subsequent insertion of the diffuser into the ventricle for the laser exposure.
The Company's laser diffusing devices are unique with regard to uniform distribution of laser energy, range of device geometries, power handling capabilities, and flexibility.
He also predicted that the exchange mechanism would produce a distinctive pattern of sites visited by a diffusing atom, and that this pattern should be apparent in data compiled from field-ion microscope observations.
The TheraStat product line is a family of advanced cylindrical and spherical PDT fiber optic light diffusing devices licensed to Laserscope by Rare Earth Medical under a separate strategic alliance.
In Ryskin's model, a diffusing particle pushes aside liquid, causing the liquid to flow out of the way.
The issue, says Kohlhase, is the possibility of much finer material, virtually undetectable from earth but perhaps diffusing inward from the visible arcs in concentrations sufficient to damage Voyager 2.