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dispersive

[dih-spur-siv] /dɪˈspɜr sɪv/
adjective
1.
serving or tending to disperse.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; disperse + -ive
Related forms
dispersively, adverb
dispersiveness, noun
nondispersive, adjective
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  • Hydrogen is an explosive and dispersive gas therefore it also helps to ignite the unburnt fuel in your engines.
  • Pine trees in expanding populations have shorter generation times and smaller, more dispersive seeds.
  • They examined the hull with an electron microscope and energy-dispersive x-ray to determine its composition.
British Dictionary definitions for dispersive

dispersive

/dɪˈspɜːsɪv/
adjective
1.
tending or serving to disperse
Derived Forms
dispersively, adverb
dispersiveness, noun
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