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Definition of Disperse

Disperse

  1. To scatter abroad; to drive to different parts; to distribute; to diffuse; to spread; as, the Jews are dispersed among all nations.
  2. To scatter, so as to cause to vanish; to dissipate; as, to disperse vapors.
  3. To separate; to go or move into different parts; to vanish; as, the company dispersed at ten o'clock; the clouds disperse.
  4. To distribute wealth; to share one's abundance with others.

Disperse Quotations

Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
R. Buckminster Fuller

Diplomacy in a sense is the opposite of writing. You have to disperse yourself so much: the lady who comes in crying because she's had a fight with the secretary; exports and imports; students in trouble; thumbtacks for the embassy.
Carlos Fuentes

BP had a lease to drill. They did not have a lease to pollute the Gulf of Mexico. They did not have a lease to blow oil into the environment. They did not have a lease to disperse the oil and try to hide the body. They don't have a lease to clean up.
Carl Safina

It is feasible for someone who comes from a privileged background to understand the privilege they have had and to use the formal political arena in a way that would disperse power and engage with people in their own lives.
David Blunkett

Exhibitions usually are not collected; they disperse after they take place.
Hans-Ulrich Obrist
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Disperse Translations

disperse in Dutch is uiteenjagen, uiteendrijven
disperse in French is dispersons, dispersez, dispersent
disperse in German is zerstreuen (Optik), zerstreuen, zerlegen
disperse in Norwegian is spre
disperse in Swedish is skingra
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