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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Disperse


DISPERSE, verb transitive dispers. [Latin , to scatter.]

1. To scatter; to drive asunder; to cause to separate into different parts; as, the Jews are dispersed among all nations.

2. To diffuse; to spread.

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge. Proverbs 15:7.

3. To dissipate; as, the fog or the cloud is dispersed.

4. To distribute.

DISPERSE, verb intransitive dispers.

1. To be scattered; to separate; to go or move into different parts; as, the company dispersed at ten oclock.

2. To be scattered; to vanish; as fog or vapors.