—v.t. 1. to pour out and spread, as a fluid.
2. to spread or scatter widely or thinly; disseminate.
3. Physics.to spread by diffusion.
—v.i. 1. to spread.
2. Physics.to intermingle by diffusion.
—adj. 1. characterized by great length or discursiveness in speech or writing; wordy.
2. widely spread or scattered; dispersed.
3. Bot.widely or loosely spreading.
4. Optics.(of reflected light) scattered, as from a rough surface (opposed to specular).