diffuse
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diffuse(
dih
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fyuz
,
dih
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fyus
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not concentrated)
a. difuso
These plants grow better in diffuse light.Estas plantas crecen mejor con luz difusa.
2. (long-winded)
a. poco preciso
His diffuse essay touched on a variety of topics without resolving any.Su poco preciso ensayo tocaba una variedad de temas sin resolver ninguno.
b. difuso
Paula sent me another of her diffuse emails that seem to go on forever.Paula me envió otro de sus correos electrónicos difusos que parecen no tener fin.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to scatter)
a. difundir
Tanya placed a screen over the plants to diffuse the light.Tanya colocó una malla sobre las plantas para difundir la luz.
b. esparcir
They are planning to install the servers in a facility on the ocean floor to diffuse heat.Planean instalar los servidores en una instalación en el fondo del mar para esparcir el calor.
c. difuminar
Jessica uses a soft brush to diffuse her blush.Jessica utiliza una brocha suave para difuminar el rubor.
4. (to disseminate)
a. difundir
The organization used social media to diffuse information about the disappearance of the students.La organización utilizó las redes sociales para difundir información acerca de la desaparición de los estudiantes.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to spread out)
a. difundirse
Heat diffuses as blood circulates through the body.El calor se difunde mientras la sangre circula por el cuerpo.
b. esparcirse
A gas diffuses evenly throughout its container.Un gas se esparce de manera uniforme por todo su contenedor.
c. difuminarse
A sound wave diffuses at varying rates, depending on the density of the medium.Una onda de sonido se difumina a diferentes velocidades, dependiendo de la densidad del medio.
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diffuse
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (light)
a. difuso(a)
2. (literary style)
a. difuso(a), prolijo(a)
3. (sense of unease)
a. vago(a), difuso(a)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (general)
a. difundir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (general)
a. difundirse
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diffuse
adjective
[dɪˈfjuːs] (spread out) [+light] difuso; (long-winded) [+style, writer] difuso; prolijo
His writing is diffuse, often verbose, and peppered with archaisms
transitive verb
[dɪˈfjuːz] [+light] difundir
candle stuck into the neck of a bottle diffuses a melancholy light throughout the room
[+heat] difundir; esparcir; [+information, ideas] difundir;
intransitive verb
[dɪˈfjuːz] [+heat, gas] difundirse; esparcirse
Oxygen and nitrogen diffuse from blood into the lumen
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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