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disperse

 [dis-pers´]
to scatter the component parts, as of a tumor or the fine particles in a colloid system; also, the particles so dispersed.

dis·perse

(dis-pĕrs'),
To dissipate, to cause disappearance of, to scatter, to dilute.

disperse

/dis·perse/ (dis-pers´) to scatter the component parts, as of a tumor or the fine particles in a colloid system; also, the particles so dispersed.

disperse

[dispərs′]
Etymology: L, dis + spargere to scatter
to scatter the component parts, as of a tumor or of the fine particles in a colloid system; also the particles so scattered.

dis·perse

(dis-pĕrs')
To dissipate, to cause disappearance of, to scatter, to dilute.

disperse

to scatter the component parts, as of a tumor or the fine particles in a colloid system; also, the particles so dispersed.
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In order to apply the conditioning formalism, phase indicator functions for the continous phase, I, and the disperse phase, Id, are defined in terms of the Heaviside function [H.
Recommended for coatings and pastes, it disperses one or more finely divided solids into liquids and will simultaneously deaerate.
As non-sodic soils were not expected to disperse spontaneously, for analysis the `mechanically dispersed' and `not dispersed' categories were amalgamated into a single, `not dispersed' category.
In short mulling cycles, the conventional mixer cannot corret the sand variations and adequately disperse clay and new additives into an homogeneous mixture for the casting process.
The majority noted somewhat disdainfully that the ordinance directs the police to issue an order for individuals to disperse without first making any inquiry about their possible purposes(7) and then observed:
In undisturbed soil, the amount of dispersion is governed by the surface area from which clay is able to disperse, and by the dispersibility of the clay (Kay 1990).
For instance, some birds that pollinate plants and disperse fruit seeds are so specialized that their loss will jeopardize the plants they serve, says Sekercioglu.
When deputies arrived and asked the revelers to disperse, the crowd began taunting the deputies, challenging them to fight and throwing bottles and beer cans, officials said.
The same applies to the mineral DL carriers--these carbon blacks likewise disperse the liquid droplets in the caverns of their aggregates.
Due to the tiny bead size and compatible carrier, colors disperse more easily than other PET concentrates, so that swirl, haze, and other defects are greatly reduced, the company claims.
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Scientists have long discussed the notion that vertebrates might in some cases disperse seeds to a prime location instead of just dropping them at random.