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diffuse
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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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
  • It did not wholly fade away, but diffused itself and lingered thick at the edges.
    Chapter 12 (26% in)

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