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Etymology

From Middle English scateren < Old English sceaterian, probably from a dialect of Old Norse. Cf. Low German schateren and Dutch schateren ('to burst out laughing').

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to scatter

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to scatter (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To cause to separate and go in different directions.
  2. (transitive) To distribute loosely as by sprinkling.
  3. (transitive) (physics) To deflect (radiation or particles).
  4. (intransitive) To separate and go in different directions; disperse.
  5. (intransitive) To occur or fall at widely spaced intervals.

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