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1. To scatter or set here and there among other things; to insert at intervals; as, to intersperse pictures in a book. There, interspersed in lawns and op'ning glades, thin trees arise that shun each other's shades. (Pope)

2. To diversify or adorn with things set or scattered at intervals; to place something at intervals in or among; as, to intersperse a book with pictures. Which space is interspersed with small islands and rock. (Cook)

Origin: L. Interspersus interspersed; inter between, among _ spargere to scatter. See sparse.

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