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  Definition of scatter
  1. the act of scattering
  2. a haphazard distribution in all directions
  3. cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
  4. distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
  5. sow by scattering; "scatter seeds"
  6. move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";
  7. to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
  8. strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"
Similar Words: scattering, strewing, spread, break up, disperse, sprinkle, dot, dust, dissipate, spread out, dispel

 

Hyponyms: diffuseness, backscatter, spray, spatter, splatter, plash, splash, splosh, swash, sprinkle, bespangle, aerosolize, aerosolise, break, volley, disband, manure, muck, birdlime, lime, circumfuse, distribute

 

Derivational Morphology: strew, straw, spread, spread out, disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, sprinkle, dot, dust, diffuse, fan out, go around, circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, pass around, overspread, scattering, sprinkling, strewing, dissipation, dispersion, dispersal, dissemination, diffusion, spreading, broadcaster, spreader

 

Anagrams: actress

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 散佈   Dutch: verstrooien  
Finnish: sirottaa   French: disperser  
German: zerstreuen   Italian: disperdere  
Japanese: 散らばる   Korean: 흩다  
Portuguese: espalhar   Russian: разбрасывать  
Spanish: esparcir   Swedish: sprida  
 
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