diffusely

[ verb dih-fyooz; adjective dih-fyoos ]SEE DEFINITION OF diffusely
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Is memory made apt and extensive or narrow and diffusely irrelevant?

A grim tale finely (perhaps just a little too diffusely) told and admirably presented.

The mucous membrane of the pharynx will be diffusely red or purplish and shiny.

He spoke for five and a half hours, much too diffusely, spinning out what he might have said in half the time.

Ill-smelling, resinous shrubs, four to ten feet high; diffusely branched.

He wrote rapidly and diffusely; throwing off everything at a first draft, without much correction or polish.

This assumption Locke combats rather too diffusely, according to our notions.

"Let me have the pleasure of telling it you my way," cried she, and told it diffusely, and kept him writhing.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s (transitive), 1650s (intransitive), from Latin diffusus, past participle of diffundere "to pour out or away" (see diffusion). Related: Diffused; diffusing.

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