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disperse

scatter; dissipate; spray; dispel
Not to be confused with:
disburse – pay out; spend
dispense – distribute in portions or parts; administer; release or exempt
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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.
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disperse

(dɪˈspɜːs)
vb
1. to scatter; distribute over a wide area
2. to dissipate or cause to dissipate
3. to leave or cause to leave a gathering, often in a random manner
4. to separate or be separated by dispersion
5. (Communications & Information) (tr) to diffuse or spread (news, information, etc)
6. (Chemistry) to separate (particles) throughout a solid, liquid, or gas, as in the formation of a suspension or colloid
adj
(Chemistry) of or consisting of the particles in a colloid or suspension: disperse phase.
[C14: from Latin dispērsus scattered, from dispergere to scatter widely, from di-2 + spargere to strew]
dispersedly adv
disˈperser n
Usage: See at disburse
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dis•perse

(dɪˈspɜrs)

v. -persed, -pers•ing. v.t.
1. to drive or send off in various directions; scatter.
2. to spread widely; disseminate.
3. to dispel; cause to vanish: The wind dispersed the fog.
4. to cause (particles) to separate uniformly throughout a solid, liquid, or gas.
5. to subject (light) to dispersion.
v.i.
6. to separate and move apart in different directions without order or regularity; become scattered.
7. to be dispelled; vanish.
[1350–1400; < Latin dispersus, past participle of dispergere=di- di-2 + -spergere, derivative of spargere to scatter, strew]
dis•pers′ed•ly, adv.
dis•pers′er, n.
dis•pers′i•ble, adj.
syn: See scatter.
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disperse


Past participle: dispersed
Gerund: dispersing

Imperative
disperse
disperse
Present
I disperse
you disperse
he/she/it disperses
we disperse
you disperse
they disperse
Preterite
I dispersed
you dispersed
he/she/it dispersed
we dispersed
you dispersed
they dispersed
Present Continuous
I am dispersing
you are dispersing
he/she/it is dispersing
we are dispersing
you are dispersing
they are dispersing
Present Perfect
I have dispersed
you have dispersed
he/she/it has dispersed
we have dispersed
you have dispersed
they have dispersed
Past Continuous
I was dispersing
you were dispersing
he/she/it was dispersing
we were dispersing
you were dispersing
they were dispersing
Past Perfect
I had dispersed
you had dispersed
he/she/it had dispersed
we had dispersed
you had dispersed
they had dispersed
Future
I will disperse
you will disperse
he/she/it will disperse
we will disperse
you will disperse
they will disperse
Future Perfect
I will have dispersed
you will have dispersed
he/she/it will have dispersed
we will have dispersed
you will have dispersed
they will have dispersed
Future Continuous
I will be dispersing
you will be dispersing
he/she/it will be dispersing
we will be dispersing
you will be dispersing
they will be dispersing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dispersing
you have been dispersing
he/she/it has been dispersing
we have been dispersing
you have been dispersing
they have been dispersing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dispersing
you will have been dispersing
he/she/it will have been dispersing
we will have been dispersing
you will have been dispersing
they will have been dispersing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dispersing
you had been dispersing
he/she/it had been dispersing
we had been dispersing
you had been dispersing
they had been dispersing
Conditional
I would disperse
you would disperse
he/she/it would disperse
we would disperse
you would disperse
they would disperse
Past Conditional
I would have dispersed
you would have dispersed
he/she/it would have dispersed
we would have dispersed
you would have dispersed
they would have dispersed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disperse - distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
spray - scatter in a mass or jet of droplets; "spray water on someone"; "spray paint on the wall"
spray - be discharged in sprays of liquid; "Water sprayed all over the floor"
spatter, splatter, plash, swash, splash, splosh - dash a liquid upon or against; "The mother splashed the baby's face with water"
splash, sprinkle, splosh - cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; "She splashed the water around her"
discharge - pour forth or release; "discharge liquids"
bespangle - dot or sprinkle with sparkling or glittering objects
aerosolize, aerosolise - disperse as an aerosol; "The bacteria suspension was aerosolized"
2.disperse - to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
disband - cause to break up or cease to function; "the principal disbanded the political student organization"
divide, separate - make a division or separation
3.disperse - cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"
change integrity - change in physical make-up
backscatter - scatter (radiation) by the atoms of the medium through which it passes
4.disperse - move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";
aerosolise, aerosolize - become dispersed as an aerosol; "the bacteria quickly aerosolised"
break - scatter or part; "The clouds broke after the heavy downpour"
volley - be dispersed in a volley; "gun shots volleyed at the attackers"
part, split, separate - go one's own way; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"
5.disperse - separate (light) into spectral rays; "the prosm disperses light"
separate - divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff"
6.disperse - cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
publicize, bare, publicise, air - make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare"
podcast - distribute (multimedia files) over the internet for playback on a mobile device or a personal computer
sow - introduce into an environment; "sow suspicion or beliefs"
circulate, go around, spread - become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"
popularise, popularize, vulgarise, vulgarize, generalise, generalize - cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use; "They popularized coffee in Washington State"; "Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors"
carry, run - include as the content; broadcast or publicize; "We ran the ad three times"; "This paper carries a restaurant review"; "All major networks carried the press conference"
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disperse

verb
1. scatter, spread, distribute, circulate, strew, diffuse, dissipate, disseminate, throw about Intense currents disperse the sewage.
2. break up, separate, dismiss, disappear, send off, vanish, scatter, dissolve, rout, dispel, disband, part company, demobilize, go (their) separate ways The crowd dispersed peacefully.
break up collect, gather, pool, concentrate, assemble, muster, convene, amass, congregate
3. dissolve, disappear, vanish, evaporate, break up, dissipate, melt away, evanesce The fog dispersed and I became aware of the sun. see disburse
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disperse

verb
1. To cause to separate and go in various directions:
2. To pass (something) out:
3. To extend over a wide area:
4. To disappear by or as if by rising:
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Translations
يُبَدِّد، يُشَتِّتيَخْتَفي، يَتَفَرَّقيُوَزِّع، يَنْشُر
rozejít serozprchnoutrozptýlitrozšířitroztrousit
sprede
szóródik
dreifatvístrast
išnešiotiišsiskirstymasišsiskirstytiišsisklaidymasišskirstymas
izkaisītizklīdinātizkliedētizklīstizplatīt
razpršiti se
dağılmakdağıtmakyay mak

disperse

[dɪsˈpɜːs]
A. VT (= scatter) [+ crowd] → dispersar; [+ news] → propagar; [+ light] → descomponer
B. VI [crowd, army, troops] → dispersarse; [mist] → disiparse
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disperse

[dɪˈspɜːrs]
vt
[+ seeds] → disséminer
[+ gas] → propager; [+ smoke, substance] → disperser
[+ crowd, demonstrators] → disperser
[+ knowledge] → propager
vi
[+ gas] → se propager; [+ smoke, fog] → se dissiper; [+ substance] → se disperser
[crowd, demonstrators] → se disperser
[+ seeds] → se disperser
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

disperse

vt (= scatter widely)verstreuen; (Bot) seedverteilen; (= dispel) crowd, mistzerstreuen, auflösen; oil slickauflösen; (Opt) lightstreuen; (Chem) particlesdispergieren; (fig) knowledge etcverbreiten
visich zerstreuen or auflösen; (oil slick)sich auflösen
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disperse

[dɪsˈpɜːs]
1. vt (crowd, demonstrators, oil slick) → disperdere
2. vi (crowd) → disperdersi; (mist) → dissiparsi
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

disperse

(diˈspəːs) verb
1. to (cause to) scatter in all directions. Some seeds are dispersed by the wind.
2. to (cause to) spread (news etc). Information is dispersed by volunteers who distribute leaflets.
3. to (cause to) vanish. By this time the crowd had dispersed.
diˈspersal noun
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

dis·perse

vt. dispersar, disipar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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We defined the bird species that swallowed the seeds or carried the seeds away in their beaks as seed dispersers, whereas seed consumers pecked the seed arils (Li et al., 2016).
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The four-gallon planetary dual disperser (Model PDDM-4) is equipped with two high viscosity blades and two high speed dispersers.
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At any stage of the mixing cycle, operators can fme-tune the observed flow turbulence and shear because the stirrers and dispersers are independently driven by two different motors.
"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.
A full range of high speed dispersers are suitable for high-volume mixing in vessels up to 6,000 gallons or larger.
In plant communities, the dispersal syndrome deserves special mention, because of the strong dependence of plants on dispersers (Lomascolo & Schaefer 2010).
These results indicate that the Aldabran tortoises, not native to the island, could replace the now-missing seed dispersers of S.
With the development of nanotechnology, the demand is very high for dispersers that allow the making of fine particles of nanometer size.