Translate disperse | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
verb [with object]
distribute or spread over a wide area:storms can disperse seeds via high altitudes camping sites could be dispersed among trees so as to be out of sight go or cause to go in different directions or to different destinations: [no object]:the crowd dispersed [with object]:the police used tear gas to disperse the protesters (with reference to gas, smoke, mist, or cloud) thin out or cause to thin out and disappear: [no object]:the earlier mist had dispersed [with object]:winds dispersed the bomb’s radioactive cloud high in the atmosphere Physics divide (light) into constituents of different wavelengths. Chemistry distribute (small particles) uniformly in a medium.
adjective [attributive] Chemistry
denoting a phase dispersed in another phase, as in a colloid:emulsions should be examined after storage for droplet size of the disperse phase