- spread out or dispersed; not concentrated
- using more words than are needed; long-winded; wordy
Origin of diffuseMiddle English from Classical Latin diffusus, past participle of diffundere, to pour in different directions from dis-, apart + fundere, to pour: see found
intransitive verb-·fused′, -·fus′ing
- to pour, spread out, or disperse in every direction; spread or scatter widely
- Physics to mix by diffusion, as gases, liquids, etc.