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Adjective
Spread out over a wide area
“At the national level, however, this kind of more direct control is more difficult to achieve given the complex and diffuse nature of patronage networks.”
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Lacking clarity or conciseness
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“Today, the term has something of a diffuse meaning.”
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Expressing subtlety of a particular quality as opposed to intense
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Lacking a coherent or logical sequence or connection
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Including a wide variety of things
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Delivered
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No longer needed or useful
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Showy in speech and given to using flowery or elaborate terms
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Growing luxuriantly or profusely
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Having few parts or members relative to the area covered or filled
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Spread over a wide area or between a large number of people
“Perfecting this technology would not only diffuse a contentious ethical and political issue, it is also the ideal solution from a scientific perspective.”
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To scatter or sprinkle, typically over a wide area
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To fill or be in every part of
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To implant or ingrain, literally or into one's consciousness
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To emit or give off a liquid, light, smell, or quality
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To move continuously or freely through a closed system or area
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To melt a substance, especially metal
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To cause (something) to pass on from one person or place to another
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To cause diffraction
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To make thinner by adding solvent to a solution
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To disappear
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To spread (through an area or place) widely
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To become clear in one's mind
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To increase in amount, degree or value
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Make thinner; weaken
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To supply or distribute for use
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