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diffuse

verb [I or T]     /dɪˈfjuːz/
to (cause something to) spread in many directions: Television is a powerful means of diffusing knowledge.Spreading and scattering to (cause a gas or liquid to) spread through or into a surrounding substance by mixing with it: Oxygen diffuses from the lungs into the bloodstream. The drop of red dye diffused slowly in the water.Physical and chemical processes diffusion     /dɪˈfjuː.ʒən/ noun [U] the process of diffusion in gases/liquids/solidsSpreading and scattering
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