diffused (adj.) Old form(s): defus'd
disorderly, mixed-up, jumbled
H5 V.ii.61[Burgundy to King Henry and the French King] our houses and ourselves and children ... grow like savages ... / To swearing and stern looks, diffused attire [F3; F1 defus'd]
MW IV.iv.53[Mistress Page to all, of the children] Let them from forth a sawpit rush at once / With some diffused song [or: divided into different musical parts]
R3 I.ii.78[Anne to and of Richard] diffused infection of a man [or: dispersed]
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