ACT Aspire Reading: Defining "Diffuse" in Context

As it is used in the passage, what does the highlighted word diffuse most nearly mean?

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nearly mean Well Ultraviolet light is harmful toe wildflowers so

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some flowers have fine hairs to scatter or spread the

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rays as they reach the plant from the sun apparently

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flowers or a sensitive to sunburn as we are So

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the answer here is a scatter Well the fine hairs

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were not used to absorb the rays That's the opposite

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of what they're supposed to dio Wildflowers also don't want

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to share the old pilot light What a terrible gift

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that would make happy birthday It's radiation Yeah let's just

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mean finally the plants would probably love to avoid ultraviolet

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light if they could but they're not exactly mobile Fine

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here's can't be used to avoid the raise but at

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least they can scatter them to reduce the impact so

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that's it it's a rhymes with ray