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diffuse (2 peculiar to S., but cf. next)
1. to pour, shed Tp. IV. i. 79 “D-st honey-drops.”
2. to confuse, render indistinguishable Lr. I. iv. 2 “If . . . I other accents borrow, That can my speech ” (old edd. “defuse”).
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