An example of to disperse is when people in a crowd walk away from each other.
An example of to disperse is when light through a prism is broken up into the colors of the rainbow.
The sun dispersed the fog.
The storm clouds had dispersed by noon.
An example of to disperse is when fog is blown away by wind.
The crowd dispersed once the concert ended.
Origin of disperse
- Middle English dispersen from Old French disperser from Latin dispergere dispers- to disperse dis- apart dis– spargere to scatter
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition