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  Definition of Disperse
  1. cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
  2. cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
  3. distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
  4. move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";
  5. to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
Similar Words: break up, scatter, circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, pass around, sprinkle, dot, dust, dissipate, spread out, dispel

 

Hyponyms: backscatter, sow, sough, popularize, popularise, vulgarize, vulgarise, generalize, generalise, carry, run, spray, spatter, splatter, plash, splash, splosh, swash, sprinkle, bespangle, aerosolize, aerosolise, break, volley, disband

 

Grouped Verbs: go around, spread, circulate

 

Derivational Morphology: dispersion, dispersal, dissemination, diffusion, spread, spreading, scatter, airing, public exposure, broadcast, program, programme, propagation, extension, propagator, disseminator, circular, handbill, bill, broadside, broadsheet, flier, flyer, throwaway, circulation, dust, scattering, sprinkling, strewing, dissipation

 

 
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