diffusive

adjective dif·fu·sive \ di-ˈfyü-siv , -ziv \

Definition of diffusive

: tending to diffuse : characterized by diffusion
  • diffusive motion of atoms

diffusively

adverb

diffusiveness

noun

diffusivity

play \di-ˌfyü-ˈsi-və-tē, -ˈzi-\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of diffusive

borrowed from Medieval Latin diffūsīvus, from Latin diffūsus, past participle of diffundere "to pour out over a wide surface, spread out, extend" + -īvus -ive — more at 2diffuse


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