Definition and Meanings for disperse

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Disperse is ranked 7,543 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of disperse

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of disperse

l. dispersus, p. p. of dispergere to strew, scatter. see sparse

Meaning of disperse


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to scatter abroad; to drive to different parts; to distribute; to diffuse; to spread; as, the jews are dispersed among all nations.
  • to scatter, so as to cause to vanish; to dissipate; as, to disperse vapors.

as intransitive verb

  • to separate; to go or move into different parts; to vanish; as, the company dispersed at ten o'clock; the clouds disperse.
  • to distribute wealth; to share one's abundance with others.
  • No antonyms for disperse

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