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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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Nevertheless, Swinburne maintains a diffuseness that effects a borderland between the physical and the intangible; "A Nympholept" is an erotic, but not a pornographic poem.
In our forward march to have a progressive society, we have seen positive development from primitive orientations towards developed ones incorporating shifts from diffuseness to specificity, from particularism to universalism and, more importantly, from ascription to achievement.
If we are to usefully theorise a genre like the Gothic, we need an approach that can account for this diffuseness, the changeability of the Gothic's manifestations.
Structural forces--many of them essentially bureaucratic--underlying such tendency to diffuseness are analyzed in Eccles, "Logistics," pp.
72) What is less clear is whether global forest preservation can produce a focused and effective constituency of the kind that downstream irrigators and municipalities were able to form for American timber conservation or whether the diffuseness and uncertainty of climate change will make it difficult, here as elsewhere, for that issue to become any group's first priority.
Another technique to use fiber optics measures the diffuseness of the reflected light from the surface, the reflectivity of the surface must also be taken in to consideration with a core relation chart being generated for each material.
I believe that this opacity is deliberate, being as much a consequence of the author's choice of narrative structure as the diffuseness of the characters' relationships.
The relationship between ownership structure and firm performance has been a focus of academic research as early as Berle and Mean (1932), who hypothesized that an inverse correlation should be observed between the diffuseness of shareholdings and firm performance.
This assumption implies that diffuseness of forecasters' predictive density is correlated, but not fully reflected in the degree of disagreement among forecasters.
The problem of diffuseness became more acute with each succeeding chapter.
The frame of The Promenade blurs into the grainy diffuseness of my peripheral vision and I realize that I am not seeing as much as thinking, hearing, recollecting.
In this essay, I briefly signal the relationship between narrative diffuseness and political empowerment.
My sense is that much of the diffuseness reflects the public's confusion between psychiatrist and psychologist.
The diffuseness of public ownership implies that citizens acting individually have small probabilities in influencing outcomes or expressing voice.
Given the magnitude, technicality, and diffuseness of this problem and its solution and the fact that most people do not want to assume responsibility for humans' role in global warming's causes and cures, Hoskin called it "a small miracle that Gore: a) decides to make the attempt anyway; b) doesn't shy away from technical detail; and c) emerges as such an electrifying advocate" (p.