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Dictionary definition for: Disperse

1. (v) distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

2. (v) to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"

3. (v) move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed" "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached"

4. (v) cause to separate; "break up kidney stones" "disperse particles"

5. (v) cause to become widely known; "spread information" "circulate a rumor" "broadcast the news"

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