disseminate

[dih-sem-uh-neyt]
verb (used with object), disseminated, disseminating.
to scatter or spread widely, as though sowing seed; promulgate extensively; broadcast; disperse: to disseminate information about preventive medicine.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin dissēminātus (past participle of dissēmināre; dis- dis-1 + sēmināre to sow), equivalent to dis- + sēmin- (stem of sēmen seed) + -ātus -ate1

dissemination, noun
disseminative, adjective
disseminator, noun
undisseminated, adjective
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disseminate (dɪˈsɛmɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to distribute or scatter about; diffuse
 
[C17: from Latin dissēmināre, from dis-1 + sēmināre to sow, from sēmen seed]
 
dissemi'nation
 
n
 
dis'seminative
 
adj
 
dis'seminator
 
n

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disseminate
c.1600, from adj. disseminate "scattered widely" (early 15c.), from L. disseminatus, pp. of disseminare, from dis- "in every direction" + seminare "to plant, propagate," from semen (gen. seminis) "seed" (see semen). Related: Disseminated; disseminates; disseminating.
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disseminated dis·sem·i·nat·ed (dĭ-sěm'ə-nā'tĭd)
adj.
Spread over a large area of a body, a tissue, or an organ.

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Example sentences
Such lessons should be disseminated around the world.
That leads to data being suppressed, and false science being disseminated.
Right now, I want to tackle what's already been disseminated.
Pupils also do not want to see the information that teachers have about them
  disseminated.
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