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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Along the edge of ascending steps, an empty zone more than two atoms wide regularly emerges; diffusing atoms will not settle there.
As surreal as his paintings, periscope-like skylights project through the star-shaped sheet of water diffusing light into the space beneath.
Interactions among the reacting chemicals and the diffusing reaction products created well-defined regions of low acidity.
"That mismatch is a strong anatomical indication that substance P generally acts by diffusing away from its site of release."
This imbalance, says Russell, shows that polymers had to wriggle from one side to the other by moving their front ends first, then their middles, then their back ends, rather than by diffusing randomly.
He also predicted that the exchange mechanism would produce a distinctive pattern of sites visited by a diffusing atom, and that this pattern should be apparent in data compiled from field-ion microscope observations.
In Ryskin's model, a diffusing particle pushes aside liquid, causing the liquid to flow out of the way.
The issue, says Kohlhase, is the possibility of much finer material, virtually undetectable from earth but perhaps diffusing inward from the visible arcs in concentrations sufficient to damage Voyager 2.