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v. dis·sem·i·nat·ed, dis·sem·i·nat·ing, dis·sem·i·nates
1. To scatter widely, as in sowing seed.
2. To spread abroad; promulgate: disseminate news.
To become diffused; spread.

[Latin dissēmināre, dissēmināt- : dis-, dis- + sēmināre, to sow (from sēmen, sēmin-, seed; see sē- in Indo-European roots).]

dis·sem′i·na′tion n.
dis·sem′i·na′tor n.
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What he had told me, in his room, about his belief in its disseminating the statements pasted on it, which were nothing but old leaves of abortive Memorials, might have been a fancy with him sometimes; but not when he was out, looking up at the kite in the sky, and feeling it pull and tug at his hand.
The noise of different typewriters already at work, disseminating their views upon the protection of native races, or the value of cereals as foodstuffs, quickened Mary's steps, and she always ran up the last flight of steps which led to her own landing, at whatever hour she came, so as to get her typewriter to take its place in competition with the rest.
Lethabie Groombride, who had formed a Committee, and was disseminating literature: The Province groaned; the Inspector--now an Inspector of Inspectors--whistled.
The official news agency of Nepal- National News Agency (RSS) has tried to underestimate the cordial relations happily subsisting between Nepal and China by disseminating a news item relating to health of erstwhile spiritual leader of Tibet the Dalai Lama.
Chairman PUC, Sahibzada Zahid Mehmood Qasmi said in a statement that the 'Ashra' being commemorated (from Jan 10 to 20) to eliminate the menace of terrorism and extremism besides disseminating the message of peace to youth.
Consultative Committee (Con-com) spokesman Ding Generoso said on Monday that Uson would participate in disseminating information about federalism.
Vutha said the NEC had made a request to the TRC.He said there was nothing more than disseminating information on NEC's work.
Yesterday, the PSD warned the public of disseminating or circulating fabricated news and videos and said anyone doing so will be subject to legal action.
Members of the Umno Information Technology (IT) and Social Media Bureau were today told to not be part of those responsible for disseminating false news.
Sadia Malik, 36, is charged with one count of disseminating terrorist materials on January 28, 2014.

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