Associations to the word «Disperse»


DISPERSE, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To scatter in different directions
DISPERSE, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To break up and disappear; to dissipate
DISPERSE, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To disseminate
DISPERSE, verb. (physics) (transitive) (intransitive) To separate rays of light etc. according to wavelength; to refract
DISPERSE, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To distribute throughout
DISPERSE PHASE, noun. The particulate solid or liquid phase of a colloid distributed within a fluid

Dictionary definition

DISPERSE, verb. Distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon".
DISPERSE, verb. To cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds".
DISPERSE, verb. Cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles".
DISPERSE, verb. Move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";.
DISPERSE, verb. Separate (light) into spectral rays; "the prosm disperses light".
DISPERSE, verb. Cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news".

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