The act of diffusing, or the state of being diffused; a spreading; extension; dissemination; circulation; dispersion.
The act of passing by osmosis through animal membranes, as in the distribution of poisons, gases, etc., through the body. Unlike absorption, diffusion may go on after death, that is, after the blood ceases to circulate.
The act of dilating, or the state of being dilated; expansion; dilatation.
The act or process of scattering or dispersing, or the state of being scattered or separated; as, the Jews in their dispersion retained their rites and ceremonies; a great dispersion of the human family took place at the building of Babel.
The separation of light into its different colored rays, arising from their different refrangibilities.
The act of disseminating, or the state of being disseminated; diffusion for propagation and permanence; a scattering or spreading abroad, as of ideas, beliefs, etc.
Same as Distention.
That which is expanded or spread out; a wide extent of space or body; especially, the arch of the sky.
A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; -- correlative of intension.
That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space.
The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.
The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line.
The straightening of a limb, in distinction from flexion.
A spreading outward; as, the flare of a fireplace.
An unsteady, broad, offensive light.
Leaf of lard.
To be exposed to too much light.
To burn with an unsteady or waving flame; as, the candle flares.
To open or spread outwards; to project beyond the perpendicular; as, the sides of a bowl flare; the bows of a ship flare.
To shine out with a sudden and unsteady light; to emit a dazzling or painfully bright light.
To shine out with gaudy colors; to flaunt; to be offensively bright or showy.