WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- to scatter or spread widely; distribute:The embassy disseminated information about its new programs.
- to scatter or spread widely, as though sowing seed;
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