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Adjective
Spread or dispersed over a wide area
“They stood silhouetted against a scattered sprinkling of distant, pen-head lights visible beyond the hillside, in the wide expanse of farming country in the valley below.”
Adjective
Dotted or speckled in nature or design
“A string of fairy lights on the wardrobe was casting pinpoint dots in a scattered pattern that reminded him of the freckles on her cheekbones.”
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Intermittent or sporadic in frequency
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“We did request a 6-month period of delivery on a scattered basis.”
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Rare, not occurring regularly or in large numbers
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“There are also scattered occurrences of works by Scandinavian artists in American museums.”
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Lacking a logical sequence, system or plan
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“The record is seen here as made up of a scattered sequence of moments.”
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In a manner that is messy or disorganized
“First, they encountered a scattered pile of corncobs and produce remnants.”
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Standing on its own apart from the others
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Decorated or augmented with flecks or sprinkles (of something)
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Consisting of a variety of ingredients or parts
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Difficult to understand because it has been distorted
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Sprawling or spread out (over an area)
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In an uncertain or unspecified location
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To have thrown into disorder
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Past tense for to scatter or sprinkle, typically over a wide area
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“Add the rice cake pieces, scatter the icing sugar on top of them, and let them caramelize over a medium heat.”
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Past tense for to diffuse or radiate over an area
“Bombardment with high-energy radiation excites the molecules, which scatter light throughout the surrounding space.”
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Past tense for to throw things, especially over a wide area
“Students discuss the oppression endured by workers while they scatter their rubbish around for the unfortunate cleaners.”
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Past tense for to (cause to) separate and go in different directions
“When the afternoon grew torrid, the crowd would scatter and shelter themselves.”
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Past tense for to flee, especially by scattering in different directions
“At my Minnesota bird feeder, the smaller birds would scatter when a bluejay flew in.”
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Past tense for to pour from, or as from, a container, especially by accident
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Past tense for to use or expend carelessly, extravagantly, or to no purpose
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Past tense for to drive away or cause to disperse
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Past tense for to place into the ground or soil to grow
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Past tense for to move continuously or freely through a space, area or population
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Past tense for to cause to retreat in disorder
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(usually "thin out") Past tense for to make or become less dense, crowded, or numerous
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Past tense for to separate or force apart
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Past tense for to eliminate from view or from being physically present
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Past tense for to bestow something in generous or extravagant quantities on
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Past tense for to disappear or disperse, especially of clouds, fog, etc.
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Past tense for to completely destroy or devastate
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Past tense for to be unable to find something
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Past tense for to knock someone or something down or over
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Past tense for to run away in a stampede
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