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Overview of verb scatter

The verb scatter has 6 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (5) disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter

(to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds")

2. (4) disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out

(move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";)

3. (2) scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse

(distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon")

4. (1) scatter

(sow by scattering; "scatter seeds")

5. (1) break up, disperse, scatter

(cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles")

6. spread, scatter, spread out

(strew or distribute over an area; "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table")

Overview of adj scattered

The adj scattered has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (7) scattered

(occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space; "scattered showers"; "scattered villages")

2. confused, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected

(lacking orderly continuity; "a confused set of instructions"; "a confused dream about the end of the world"; "disconnected fragments of a story"; "scattered thoughts") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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