‘Diffuse’ vs. ‘Defuse’

diffusive can be used as a verb to mean “to spread out” or an adjective to mean “not to concentrate.” It is often confused with appease, which can only be a verb. The original meaning of appease is “to defuse a bomb”, but the word now generally means “to make less dangerous or stressful”.

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Meaning of Diffusion

First of all, only one is an adjective: diffusive as an adjective usually means “unfocused or local”, as in “diffuse light” or “pervasive scent”. It also means “immediately verbose and disorganized”, as in “a rambling explanation that does not provide any information.” It comes from a Latin word that means “to spread.”

However, it’s when we venture into verb territory that things can get messy. diffusive verbs that come directly from adjectives: something diffuse can be said to have diffused or be diffused. That is, spread, or spread, both literally and figuratively. Consider the following undeniably difficult situation:

My roommate kept burning incense that spread throughout the apartment.

My roommate wanted the non-stop burning incense to spread more evenly throughout the apartment, but I didn’t.

My hatred of the incessant smell of burning incense is fueling the resentment that is pervading the relationship like a painful wound.

It seems like things are getting tense with these roommates. Maybe there’s a way to, ahem, defuse the situation.

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But that, dear friends, is NOT it. One does not diffuse a situation unless one spreads it, which we assert is difficult to do. No, the word called in the above sentence is appease. It’s a completely different word, although it sound similar to diffusive:

diffuse \di-ˈfyüz\ play

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Meaning of Defuse

Soothes is a relic of the Second World War, and in its original sense it’s just the sum of its parts: remove And fuse. It means “to remove the detonator from (mines, bombs, etc.).” Its figurative meaning was rapidly developed after that, and is now the one most of us are familiar with: “to make less harmful, more powerful, or more stressful.”

Although situations are hard to spread, with a little luck, situations can become less stressful, that’s why when dealing with situations, appease is your word.

Summary:
diffusive is both a verb and an adjective, used to indicate the spread of something, or make it less concentrated. Soothes only functions as a verb and means “to take a fuse out of something.”

Categories: Usage Notes
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