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diffuse (something) through (something)

To scatter or spread through a particular place or thing. Is there something I can use to diffuse the sunlight through this area for the photo? A second air conditioner should help to diffuse cold air throughout the entire house.
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diffuse something through something (else)

to distribute or scatter something through something else. The chemical process diffused the purple color through the liquid. Let us try to diffuse the medication through the bloodstream as rapidly as possible.
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diffuse through something

to spread or scatter through something. The smell diffused through the office through the ventilating system. The dye diffused through the water rapidly.
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The antibody profile of the total number of patients, as well as, the limited and diffuse subset of patients has been tabulated in Table 2.
Lower Microvascular Density and IL-17 Expression in Diffuse Form of Gastric Cancer.
Muneer and Angus [14] has suggested allsky, average global, and diffuse luminous efficacy values of 110 and 120 lm/W, respectively.
While diffuse pleural thickening is commonly associated with exposure to commercial forms of asbestos, it can also be caused by collagen vascular diseases (systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis), drugs (methysergide and chemotherapy), infection (TB or chronic fungal), and sarcoidosis and can also be idiopathic in nature.
Shahid Pervez in 2012 observed overwhelming majority of adult patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma17.
Evaluation of parameters with potential prognosis impact in patients with primary gastric diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (PG-DLBCL).
Subject demographics and quantitative measurements of RNFL defect were compared between the normal and glaucoma groups or between localized and diffuse RNFL defect groups using an independent t-test and Pearson chi-squared test.
The cause of death was systematic lupus erythematosus involving multiple organs, manifested by diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, nonischemic cardiac necrosis, and lupus nephritis, complicated by Pseudomonas aeruginosa sepsis.
The skin-damaging radiation at wavelengths below 320 nm is even more diffuse (not shown in the figure) than that at 365 nm.
At the time of admission, the chest CT showed diffuse exudation, uniform ground-glass shadow, which is more obvious in the right lung, visible air bronchogram sign in the right lower lobe of the lung.
But final diagnosis could be arrived on as diffuse lipomatosis only on histopathological examination.
A total of 13 of 23 ADH cases (57%), 4 of 10 DCiS cases (40%), and 13 of 32 UDH cases (41%) showed diffuse staining for Bcl-2.
The report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutics under development for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, complete with analysis by stage of development, drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type.
This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, and featured news and press releases.
Three such processing orientations have been identified and characterized as identity styles: information-seeking style (seeks out relevant information, considers options, evaluates); normative style (requires structure, conforms to expectations of others, seeks socially acceptable options); and diffuse style (procrastinates, avoids decisions, carefree, risky lifestyle).