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dis·perse

 (dĭ-spûrs′)
v. dis·persed, dis·pers·ing, dis·pers·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To drive off or scatter in different directions: The police dispersed the crowd. See Synonyms at scatter.
b. To strew or distribute widely: The airplane dispersed the leaflets over the city.
2. To cause to attenuate and disappear: The sun dispersed the fog.
3.
a. To separate (light) into spectral rays.
b. To distribute (particles) evenly throughout a medium.
v.intr.
1. To separate and move in different directions; scatter: The crowd dispersed once the concert ended.
2. To attenuate and vanish; dissipate: The storm clouds had dispersed by noon.

[Middle English dispersen, from Old French disperser, from Latin dispergere, dispers-, to disperse : dis-, apart; see dis- + spargere, to scatter.]

dis·pers′ed·ly (-spûr′sĭd-lē) adv.
dis·pers′er n.
dis·pers′i·ble adj.

dispersed

(dɪˈspɜːst)
adj
scattered, separated, or spread through a large area
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dispersed - distributed or spread over a considerable extent; "has ties with many widely dispersed friends"; "eleven million Jews are spread throughout Europe"
distributed - spread out or scattered about or divided up

dispersed

adjective spread-out, extensive, scattered, sprawling, expansive, fanned out his widely dispersed business
Translations

dispersed

[dɪˈspɜːrst] adj (= scattered) [population, community] → dispersé(e); [groups] → épars(e)
References in classic literature ?
After this, the boys dispersed for a final lark, leaving Mrs.
The dews were suffered to exhale, and the sun had dispersed the mists, and was shedding a strong and clear light in the forest, when the travelers resumed their journey.
We improved this favourable opportunity, and departed, leaving them to take their rest, and speedily directed our course towards our old camp, but found it plundered, and the company dispersed and gone home.
The baleen, hump, back-fin, and teeth; these are things whose peculiarities are indiscriminately dispersed among all sorts of whales, without any regard to what may be the nature of their structure in other and more essential particulars.
And, with this pathetic benediction, the assembly dispersed.
But the jailer said, "Come, boys, it is time to lock up"; and so they dispersed, and I heard the sound of their steps returning into the hollow apartments.
The bustle and joy of such an arrival, the many to be talked to, welcomed, encouraged, and variously dispersed and disposed of, produced a noise and confusion which his nerves could not have borne under any other cause, nor have endured much longer even for this; but the ways of Hartfield and the feelings of her father were so respected by Mrs.
He was the only person in the world who could at that moment be forgiven for not being Willoughby; the only one who could have gained a smile from her; but she dispersed her tears to smile on HIM, and in her sister's happiness forgot for a time her own disappointment.
They dispersed about the room, reminding me, by the lightness and buoyancy of their movements, of a flock of white plumy birds.
The footman put up the steps, the carriage drove on with the children and the governess, the crowd dispersed, and Magdalen was alone again.
Making his way through the tainted crowd, dispersed up and down this hideous scene of action, with the skill of a man accustomed to make his way quietly, the messenger found out the door he sought, and handed in his letter through a trap in it.
After another broadside for the Doctor, and another for the Doctor's wife, the boys dispersed, and I went back into the house, where I found the guests all standing in a group about the Doctor, discussing how Mr.