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diffuseverb [I/T]

 us   /dɪˈfjuz/
to spread or cause something to spread in many directions: [T] Television is a powerful means of diffusing knowledge.
To diffuse is also to make something less noticeable or weaker: [T] The guide tried to diffuse the tension with his grin.

diffuseadjective

 us   /dɪˈfjus/
not dense but spread out over a large area or space: The smoke may have been too diffuse to detect.
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diffuseverb [I or T]

uk   /dɪˈfjuːz/  us   /dɪˈfjuːz/
diffusion
noun [U] uk   /dɪˈfjuː.ʒən/  us   /dɪˈfjuː.ʒən/
the process of diffusion in gases/liquids/solids

diffuseadjective

uk   /dɪˈfjuːs/  us   /dɪˈfjuːs/
(Definition of diffuse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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