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v. dis·persed, dis·pers·ing, dis·pers·es
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.
a. To separate (light) into spectral rays.
b. To distribute (particles) evenly throughout a medium.
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.
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In addition to the standard three-wing anchor for bulk flow and heat transfer, the unit can be outfitted with two reversible high speed disperser shafts, each featuring two 16" height-adjustable blades of the classic disperser design.
In addition to the standard three-wing anchor for bulk flow and heat transfer, the unit is outfitted with two reversible High Speed Disperser shafts, each featuring two 16" height-adjustable blades of the classic disperser design, perfect for quick hydration of dry ingredients and agglomerate dispersion.
These 10-gal models feature an additional sawtooth blade on each disperser shaft, doubling the shear-input capacity of the mixer.
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NETZSCH Feinmahltechnik GmbH showed its new Neos Grinding System as well as its Epsilon inline disperser at the European Coatings Show 2017.
The new Ross HSM-100LH-3 Vacuum High Speed Disperser is designed for mixing batches up to five gallons.
"First of all, the ceramic nano pigments prepared for the production of ceramic nano inks were formulated by using various dispersers," she said, adding, "The best disperser for the stability of the ink was chosen in this stage.
La police a utilise des bombes lacrymogenes pour disperser ces groupes , et procede a l'arrestation de 10 individus parmi les assaillants qui etaient de l'ordre de 30 personnes .
The PowerMix Planetary Disperser and Discharge System features a saw-tooth disperser blade and a planetary stirrer which both revolve around the vessel while turning on their own axes of rotation at independently-controlled speeds.
Des centaines de personnes ont peri et plusieurs milliers d'autres ont ete blessees lors de l'intervention de l'armee pour disperser les pro-Morsi qui occupaient plusieurs places au Caire et ailleurs pour reclamer le retour au pouvoir du president destitue par l'armee, Mohamed Morsi : pres de 400 morts selon les autorites alors que les freres musulmans parlent de 2.200 morts et plus de 10.000 blesses.