disperse


disperse

verb

Definition of DISPERSE

1
to go off in different directions and cease to exist as a body or unified whole <the crowd dispersed once the show ended>
Near Antonyms congregate, gather, meet
2
to cause (members of a group) to move widely apart <the family of the missing woman dispersed searchers to all corners of the national park>
3
to cease to exist or cause to cease to exist as a group or organization <the campaign staff dispersed almost immediately after the election>
Related Words demobilize
Antonyms band, join, unite

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