from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Spread over a large area of a body, tissue, or organ.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of disseminate.
  • adj. spread around; widespread
  • adj. spread over a wide area of the body or of an organ

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Occurring in small portions scattered through some other substance; scattered widely.


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  • I think most people just kind of catch wind of a sort of national zeitgeist that essentially was disseminated from a news source somewhere down the line.

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  • Finally, not being disseminated is a suppression of intelligence.


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  • Seeds, when ripened in the fruit, are disseminated, that is to say, scattered on the surface of the ground, to sprout in spots as yet unoccupied and fill the expanses that realize favourable conditions.

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  • In both cases, shortly after the birth of a child the patient had developed a nightmarish complication called disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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  • After a week fighting an illness I thought was the flu, I'd ended up in an intensive care unit on a feeding tube and a ventilator with swelling of the brain, multiple organ distress and a platelet disorder called disseminated intravascular coagulation. - News


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