[Word-ology] Diffuse = Dif+Fus+E

💡Time for [Word-ology] again, a column making English learning easier!💡

Before today’s learning, let’s check the answers to the last episode.

contract= con[together] + tract [draw]
Definition: a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

abstract= abs[away] + tract [draw]
Definition: to give people social or political freedom and rights


Today we will learn the new root “fus“. It means “pour” and is used in many words. Let’s see the word “diffuse” together.

In the word “diffuse“, “dif” means “apart, in every direction“, “fus” means “pour“, “e” means “v.” By combining them together we can deduce that “diffuse” means “to pour sth. in every direction

In Merriam-webster Dictionary, “diffuse” means “to pour out and spread freely“, which is highly similar to what we’ve deduced.

Here are one examples to use “diffuse” :

A drop of blue dye diffused in a glass of water.


Now it’s your time to figure out the meanings of the following words!

infuse= in[in]+fus[pour]+e[v.]

profuse= pro[forth]+fus[pour]+e[a.]


That’s all for [Word-ology] today!

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