diffuser

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

diffuse +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

diffuser (plural diffusers)

  1. Any person or thing that diffuses.
  2. A device designed to diffuse a scent efficiently.
    • 2009 February 28, Rita Zekas, “DecoRita visits West Elm”, Toronto Star:
      They are in the under-$20 section, which includes a display of scented candles and diffusers.
  3. (optics) Any device that or spreads out or scatters light, making the light appear softer.
  4. (automotive) A shaped section of a car's underbody which improves the car's aerodynamic properties.
  5. (thermodynamics) A mechanical device that is designed to control the characteristics of a fluid at the entrance to a thermodynamic open system.
  6. (sewage treatment) An aerating device consisting of a membrane with fine pores, through which air is blown to generate small bubbles.
  7. (cooking) A cooking item that can be placed above a stove heating element or burner to separate the cooking utensil from the heat source.
  8. A hairdryer attachment that diffuses the flow of air.

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

diffuser

  1. to diffuse
  2. to broadcast

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

diffuser

  1. comparative form of diffus