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diffuse

Translation of diffuse in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

/dɪˈfjuːz/
  • [heat/particle] difundir, esparcir*; [light] tamizar*, difuminar [knowledge/news] [formal], difundir
    Example sentences
    • During such movement, oil molecules diffused into the cytoplasm of both palisade and spongy cells.
    • The interior of channel-forming membrane proteins contains a column of water molecules through which protons and other small ions can diffuse across the membrane.
    • Unfortunately, the majority of cancer deaths are due to metastases from malignant cells that have stealthily diffused into adjacent tissues and into organs far from the primary.
    Example sentences
    • The fourth side is screened by lightweight wattle wall that gently diffuses the harsh light.
    • It's refreshing these days to be reminded how good film can be when film-makers don't plane every rough edge and diffuse each harsh ray of sun, like make-over artists gone berserk.
    • Upstairs, etched glass light wells diffuse luminance into the restaurant and glazed screens enclose private rooms.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

/dɪˈfjuːz/
  • [heat/wave] difundirse, esparcirse*; [news/customs] [formal], difundirse
    Example sentences
    • It works efficiently to create and diffuse purchasing power throughout the economy and disseminate liquidity throughout the financial system.
    • It has diffused a wider lack of confidence on the part of investors and consumers, accentuating the trend towards recession.
    • But slowly, in the course of time the proletarian agenda of the communist parties is also diffusing rapidly.

adjective/adjetivo

/dɪˈfjuːs/
  • 1.1 [Physics/Física] [light/gas] difuso 1.2 [speaker/writer/style] difuso, poco preciso

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