diffuser

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

diffuse +‎ -er

Adjective[edit]

diffuser

  1. comparative form of diffuse: more diffuse

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”, in Toronto Star[1]:
      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.
    • 2008 January 24, “In a Town Known for Light, a House With Very Little”, in New York Times[2]:
      Along the sofa every three and a half feet, fluorescent tubes glow through translucent plastic diffusers.
  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]

Etymology[edit]

From diffus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

diffuser

  1. to diffuse
  2. to broadcast
    • La baladodiffusion est ainsi utilisée comme outil à potentiel cognitif, parce qu'elle permet, relativement facilement, de diffuser un contenu audio ou vidéo qui peut, par la suite, être écouté ou vu à tout moment par l'apprenant. Par ailleurs, les responsables du projet rappellent que les étudiants l'utilisent également pour écouter des balados de chroniques audio comme celles de The New England Journal of Medicine, une des plus importantes revues en médecine au monde.
      Therefore, podcasting is used as a tool for cognitive potential, because it allows for the relatively easy distribution of audio or video content, which, as a result, can be listened to or watched at any moment by the learner. Furthermore, the project managers remark that the students also use it to listen to audio podcast series, such as those of The New England Journal of Medicine, one of the most important medicine journals on Earth.

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

diffuser

  1. comparative degree of diffus