be diffuse

See: digress
References in classic literature ?
On such a subject," sighing heavily, "can I have little temptation to be diffuse.
High attenuation, if perceptible within the masses, can be diffuse.
207,221) Chest x-ray results may be normal or may show fine reticulonodular interstitial opacities, corresponding to fibrosis involving the subpleural alveolar septa, that may be diffuse or predominate within the lung bases.