diffuser

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

diffuse +‎ -er

NounEdit

diffuser (plural diffusers)

  1. Any person or thing that diffuses.
  2. A device designed to diffuse a scent efficiently.
    • 2009 February 28, Rita Zekas, “DecoRita visits West Elm”, Toronto Star:
      They are in the under-$20 section, which includes a display of scented candles and diffusers.
  3. (optics) Any device that or spreads out or scatters light, making the light appear softer.
  4. (automotive) A shaped section of a car's underbody which improves the car's aerodynamic properties.
  5. (thermodynamics) A mechanical device that is designed to control the characteristics of a fluid at the entrance to a thermodynamic open system.
  6. (sewage treatment) An aerating device consisting of a membrane with fine pores, through which air is blown to generate small bubbles.
  7. (cooking) A cooking item that can be placed above a stove heating element or burner to separate the cooking utensil from the heat source.
  8. A hairdryer attachment that diffuses the flow of air.

See alsoEdit


FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

diffuser

  1. to diffuse
  2. to broadcast

ConjugationEdit


GermanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

diffuser

  1. comparative form of diffus
Last modified on 16 April 2014, at 02:42