WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
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 © 2017
dis•sem•i•nate  (di semə nāt′),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -nat•ed, -nat•ing. 
  1. to scatter or spread widely, as though sowing seed;
    promulgate extensively;
    broadcast;
    disperse:to disseminate information about preventive medicine.
dis•sem′i•nation, n. 
dis•semi•na′tive, adj. 
dis•semi•na′tor, n. 
  • Latin dissēminātus (past participle of dissēmināre; dis- dis-1 + sēmināre to sow), equivalent. to dis- + sēmin- (stem of sēmen seed) + -ātus -ate1
  • 1595–1605

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