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Meaning of DISPERSE

Pronunciation:  di'spurs

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
  2. [v]  cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
  3. [v]  distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon."
  4. [v]  move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";
  5. [v]  to cause to separate and go in different directions, of crowds, for example; "She waved her hand and scattered the crows."
 

DISPERSE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: break up, break up, broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, dispel, disseminate, dissipate, distribute, dot, dust, pass around, propagate, scatter, scatter, scatter, spread, spread out, sprinkle
 
 See Also: aerosolise, aerosolise, aerosolize, aerosolize, air, backscatter, bare, bespangle, break, carry, change integrity, disband, discharge, divide, generalise, generalize, go around, part, plash, popularise, popularize, publicise, publicize, run, separate, sough, sow, spatter, splash, splatter, split, splosh, spray, swash, volley, vulgarise, vulgarize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dis*perse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dispersed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Dispersing}.] [L. dispersus, p. p. of dispergere to
    strew, scatter. See {Sparse}.]
    1. To scatter abroad; to drive to different parts; to
       distribute; to diffuse; to spread; as, the Jews are
       dispersed among all nations.
    
             The lips of the wise disperse knowledge. --Prov. xv.
                                                   7.
    
             Two lions, in the still, dark night, A herd of
             beeves disperse.                      --Cowper.
    
    2. To scatter, so as to cause to vanish; to dissipate; as, to
       disperse vapors.
    
             Dispersed are the glories.            --Shak.
    
    Syn: To scatter; dissipate; dispel; spread; diffuse;
         distribute; deal out; disseminate.
    
    
  2. \Dis*perse"\, v. i.
    1. To separate; to go or move into different parts; to
       vanish; as, the company dispersed at ten o'clock; the
       clouds disperse.
    
    2. To distribute wealth; to share one's abundance with
       others.
    
             He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor. --Ps.
                                                   cxii. 9.
    
    
 
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