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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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These theoretical research constructs are currently in their infancy but could help to better characterize what is now a diffusely defined set of symptoms that may or may not have common mechanistic origins, he said.
The skin was diffusely infiltrated, studded with tender papules and nodules distributed over her face and upper limbs.
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Large-scale, inclusive, expansionary, diffusely cohesive, ideologically homogeneous, centralized religious traditions also incorporate high-frequency, low arousal rituals [such as church worship] and sustain a body of conceptually complex religious teachings that are subject to routinized verbal transmission [as in sermons].
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