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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
dis•sem•i•nate /dɪˈsɛməˌneɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object],-nat•ed, -nat•ing. 
  1. to scatter or spread widely; distribute:The embassy disseminated information about its new programs.
dis•sem•i•na•tion /dɪˌsɛməˈneɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]the dissemination of Plato's philosophy.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
dis•sem•i•nate  (di semə nāt′), 
v.t., -nat•ed, -nat•ing. 
  1. to scatter or spread widely, as though sowing seed;
    promulgate extensively;
    disperse:to disseminate information about preventive medicine.
  • Latin dissēminātus (past participle of dissēmināre; dis- dis-1 + sēmināre to sow), equivalent. to dis- + sēmin- (stem of sēmen seed) + -ātus -ate1
  • 1595–1605
dis•sem′i•nation, n. 
dis•semi•na′tive, adj. 
dis•semi•na′tor, n. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

disseminate /dɪˈsɛmɪˌneɪt/ vb
  1. (transitive) to distribute or scatter about; diffuse
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin dissēmināre, from dis-1 + sēmināre to sow, from sēmen seed

disˌsemiˈnation n disˈsemiˌnator n


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