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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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Having few parts or members relative to the area covered or filled
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Growing luxuriantly or profusely
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To spread over a wide area or between a large number of people
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“Each lamp would be covered by a metallic reflector, so shaped as to diffuse the light over a considerable length of a street.”
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To infuse or permeate with a feeling or quality
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To melt a substance, especially metal
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To spread information or news
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To cause diffraction
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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 make thinner by adding solvent or liquid to a solution
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To reduce or diminish in strength, intensity or effectiveness
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To increase in amount, degree or value
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To supply or distribute for use
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