(intransitive) To be spread over or through as in air, water, or other matter, especially by fluid motion or passive means.Times, Sunday Times (2008)In the latter situation stress can build up in the absence of any form of physical release which could diffuse the situation.Adjective Widely spread or scattered; not concentrated: Diffuse light is often hard to read.

Physics to mix by diffusion, as gases, liquids, etc.Jump to navigation, jump to search, see also: diffusé.Diffuse verb diffused, diffusing, diffuses verb transitive, to cause to spread out freely: smoke that is diffused throughout the room.

Times, Sunday Times (2012)This movement alters the range of the beam from narrow and direct to wide and diffuse.View in context Her mind was every way equal to her person; nay, the latter borrowed some charms from the former; for when she smiled, the sweetness of her temper diffused that glory over her countenance which no regularity of features can give.