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intersperse

verb in·ter·sperse \ˌin-tər-ˈspərs\

: to put (something) at different places among other things

: to put things at different places within (something)

in·ter·spersedin·ter·spers·ing

Full Definition of INTERSPERSE

transitive verb
1
:  to place something at intervals in or among <intersperse a book with pictures>
2
:  to insert at intervals among other things <interspersing drawings throughout the text>
in·ter·sper·sion \-ˈspər-zhən, -shən\ noun

Examples of INTERSPERSE

  1. You should intersperse these pictures evenly throughout the book.
  2. Some seagulls were interspersed among the ducks.

Origin of INTERSPERSE

Latin interspersus interspersed, from inter- + sparsus, past participle of spargere to scatter — more at spark
First Known Use: 1566
INTERSPERSING Defined for Kids

intersperse

verb in·ter·sperse \ˌin-tər-ˈspərs\
in·ter·spersedin·ter·spers·ing

Definition of INTERSPERSE for Kids

1
:  to put (something) here and there among other things <The publisher interspersed pictures throughout the book.>
2
:  to put things at various places in or among <Sunshine was interspersed with clouds.>

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