Dis*sem"i*nate (?), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Disseminated; p. pr. & vb. n. Disseminating.] [L. disseminatus, p. p. of disseminare to disseminate; dis- + seminare to sow, semen seed. See Seminary.]


To sow broadcast or as seed; to scatter for growth and propagation, like seed; to spread abroad; to diffuse; as, principles, ideas, opinions, and errors are disseminated when they are spread abroad for propagation.


To spread or extend by dispersion.

A nearly uniform and constant fire or heat disseminated throughout the body of the earth. Woodward.

Syn. -- To spread; diffuse; propagate; circulate; disperse; scatter.


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