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  • adv. In a diffuse manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a diffuse manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Widely; extensively.
  • Copiously; amply; fully; prolixly.
  • In entomology, thinly and irregularly: as, a surface diffusely punctured.

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  • adv. in a diffuse manner


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diffuse +‎ -ly


  • While pursuing these projects, my interest for the processes occurring in the nervous system (stemming diffusely from the first year courses in biology as well as from my earlier inclination towards philosophy), led me to wonder how a chemist might contribute to their study.

    Jean-Marie Lehn - Autobiography

  • The report focuses primarily on the more diffusely affiliated tea party networks online and in county-level chapters throughout the country.

    NAACP backs report that ties racist groups to tea party

  • While 80 percent of women with coronary artery disease do have plaque buildup in their major arteries, this buildup often isn't visible on many standard tests because it's spread diffusely in the vessel walls.

    Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.: Gender Differences in Heart Disease: Nation's No. 1 Killer Kills Differently

  • In the end, the wave from turned out to be the optimal design for reflecting the light diffusely into the room.

    Bedside Table Light, The NOD Light

  • Indeed, non-governmental organizations, partnerships, and other diffusely held organizations have found that having too many stakeholders on a board can lead to gridlock.

    Why Boards Are Still So Out Of Touch

  • These symbolic representations are diffusely internalized and pervade our experiences of self and other.

    Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco : The Fox

  • If a drug could halt the progression of diffusely metastatic and aggressive stage IV cancers, might it work even better on more localized, stage II breast cancers, cancers that had spread only to the regional lymph nodes?

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The diagnosis was metastatic testicular cancer—cancer of the testes that had migrated diffusely into his lymph nodes and lungs.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • For theorists like Foucault, this is a crucial, and perhaps the central, problem of modern life: that the power to tell us what kind of life we ought to live, and what kind of people we ought to be, could be wielded not directly but diffusely, not through force but through culture, not by jackbooted thugs but by experts.


  • Also, I wonder if any of the bold defenders of capitalism here are aware of the concept of externalities — for example, when you pump out pollution, you impose costs on a lot of other people, but often so diffusely that no one in particular has an incentive to sue you.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Legal Clinics Under Siege


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