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Disperse Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    disperse v
  1. distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon" [syn: scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust]
  2. to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds" [syn: dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter]
  3. move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached"; [syn: dissipate, scatter, spread out]
  4. cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles" [syn: break up, scatter]
  5. cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news" [syn: circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, pass around}]
Disperse Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Disperse \Dis*perse"\, v. i.
  1. To separate; to go or move into different parts; to vanish; as, the company dispersed at ten o'clock; the clouds disperse.
  2. To distribute wealth; to share one's abundance with others. He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor. --Ps. cxii. 9.
Disperse Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Disperse \Dis*perse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dispersed; p. pr. & vb. n. Dispersing.] [L. dispersus, p. p. of dispergere to strew, scatter. See Sparse.] 220 catflap.bishopston.net dictd 1.11.2/rf on FreeBSD 8.1-STABLE <253081.99075.1288330152@catflap.bishopston.net>
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Disperse'

Disperse is a Christian Rock band from Southern Indiana. The band was formerly known, with an adjusted roster, as "Stuff."

Formed in early 1996 under then name of "Stuff," the band consisted of members Chelsey Pieratt, Chris Billings, brothers Andy and Nic Higham, and Dustin Sanders, all members of a Christian youth group who wanted to promote their faith through their various musical talents. Under the guidance of the youth minister at their local church, the band began to play at a nearby christian coffeehouse called the Solid Rock Cafe as an opening act for more notable bands, including Satellite Soul and Just Visiting (now known as the award-winning, world-renowned group The Elms.) Eventually the group began performing solo and headlining their own shows at the Solid Rock Cafe, as well as performing shows at various teen-oriented christian clubs and coffeehouses across Southern Indiana. In the spring of 2000, because of personal conflict between the members of the band, coupled with tensions between the group and the church leadership that brought them together, the group canceled its upcoming gigs and declared an "indefinite hiatus" and Stuff stopped performing.

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  • Police disperse World Cup protest with tear gas
    Police launched tear gas and stun grenades Sunday to disperse some 300 anti-World Cup protesters who tried to march toward Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium shortly before the Argentina-Germany final. The demonstrators were protesting against police repression and the country's lackluster health care when authorities intervened, one day after 19 activists Read more on this news related to 'Disperse'
  • South African police fire rubber bullets to disperse striking workers
    South African police fired rubber bullets to disperse striking workers blocking the entrance to the construction site of Eskom's Medupi power station in northern Limpopo province on Thursday, a police spokeswoman said. More than 220,000 metal and engineering workers led by South Africa's biggest union, National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) Read more on this news related to 'Disperse'
  • Jordan police disperse protest over shootout death
    Jordanian police fired tear gas to disperse angry protesters in the Islamist stronghold of Maan on Wednesday after police killed a suspect in a shootout in the southern city. "On Monday, security forces raided an area of Maan to arrest two suspects. In April, a 20-year-old man was killed outside his home in clashes with security forces after gunmen opened fir Read more on this news related to 'Disperse'

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