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tr.v. in·ter·spersed, in·ter·spers·ing, in·ter·spers·es
1. To distribute among other things at intervals: interspersed red and blue tiles on the walls; intersperse praise with constructive criticism.
2. To supply or diversify with things distributed at intervals: interspersed lamp fixtures on the large ceiling; a newspaper section that was interspersed with advertisements.

[From Latin interspergere, interspers- : inter-, inter- + spargere, to scatter.]

in′ter·spers′ed·ly (-spûr′sĭd-lē) adv.
in′ter·sper′sion (-spûr′zhən, -shən) n.
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Noun1.interspersion - the act of combining one thing at intervals among other things; "the interspersion of illustrations in the text"
compounding, combining, combination - the act of combining things to form a new whole
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