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An adaptation of Latin dissēmināt-, the perfect passive participial stem of dissēminō (I broadcast”, “I disseminate), from dis- (in all directions) + sēminō (I plant”, “I sow), from sēmen (seed).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈsɛmɪˌneɪt/
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disseminate (third-person singular simple present disseminates, present participle disseminating, simple past and past participle disseminated)

  1. (transitive) To sow and scatter principles, ideas, opinions, etc, or concrete things, for growth and propagation, like seeds.
  2. (intransitive) To become widespread.
    The values of the human rights movement have disseminated throughout the world.

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