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diffusive

[dih-fyoo-siv] /dɪˈfyu sɪv/
adjective
1.
tending to diffuse; characterized by diffusion.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; diffuse + -ive
Related forms
diffusively, adverb
diffusiveness, noun
interdiffusive, adjective
interdiffusiveness, noun
self-diffusive, adjective
self-diffusively, adverb
self-diffusiveness, noun
undiffusive, adjective
undiffusively, adverb
undiffusiveness, noun
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Examples from the web for diffusive
  • His style is diffusive, swelling, and full of epithets: and he is fond of comparisons and allegories.
  • His letters are much better written than his other works, nor is the style so lax and diffusive.
  • diffusive and active sampling results from such a test atmosphere are similar.
  • diffusive samplers are convenient air sampling devices that sample gases and vapors and do not require the use of a sampling pump.
  • Consider both active and diffusive samplers for vapors.
British Dictionary definitions for diffusive

diffusive

/dɪˈfjuːsɪv/
adjective
1.
characterized by diffusion
Derived Forms
diffusively, adverb
diffusiveness, noun
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