diffuse-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Move outward with volition.

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] DIFFUSE

The soldier diffused over the battle field.
We diffused throughout the crowd.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: (Cause to) become widely distributed.

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] DIFFUSE NP2[patient] NP1[theme] DIFFUSE

My opponent has diffused false accusations about me.
The media diffused a vile rumor.
Particles diffused throughout the air.

VerbNet: other_cos-45.4
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: diffuse.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3