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diffuse
used in The Lords of Discipline

2 uses
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Definition
to spread; or to soften or calm

or:

to be spread out (not concentrated) — sometimes implying a lack or organization or the use of too many words
  • Yet even then humor remained the one legitimate response to diffuse the horror of those weekly reports from the front.
    Chapter 1.10 (22% in)
  • It was visible from where we sat on the stairway, illuminated by a soft, diffuse light from the street.
    Chapter 4.45 (18% in)

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