Synonyms of diffuse in English:

diffuse

verb

adjective

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  • 1 skylights give a diffuse illumination through the rooms
    spread out, diffused, scattered, dispersed, not concentrated
    skylights give a diffuse illumination through the rooms
    [Antonyms] concentrated

diffuse or defuse?The verbs diffuse and defuse are quite different in meaning, though they are sometimes confused on account of their similarity in sound. Diffuse means ‘scatter, spread widely’ ( power is diffused and decentralized ). Defuse, on the other hand, means ‘reduce the danger or tension in’ ( the agreement was designed to defuse a dangerous rivalry ).

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