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What is the opposite of diffuse?

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Opposite of to spread over a wide area or between a large number of people
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Opposite of to spread or pervade throughout
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Opposite of to make or become liquefied by heat
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Opposite of to fill or be in every part of
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Opposite of to implant or ingrain, literally or into one's consciousness
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Opposite of to emit or issue from a source
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Opposite of to move continuously or freely through a space, area or population
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(of gas or heat) Opposite of to expel or discharge, typically gas or light
“Insulation is, first and foremost, used to confine the heat within a given space.”
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Opposite of to spread information or news
“He acknowledged that he had an immediate gut reaction to government requests for the media to withhold information.”
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(of light, liquid, color, etc.) Opposite of to diffuse via a source
“Electrons in the mineral absorb the energy from the activator and become excited.”
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Opposite of to throw or give off (gas, light, etc.)
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Opposite of to incorporate, or become incorporated, into a liquid
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Opposite of to occur or spread throughout an area
“Frequently, people like to gather in a small cluster and whisper among themselves.”
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Opposite of to imbue with a (usually slight) amount of something
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Opposite of to serve as a medium for conveying
“By applying an electric potential to the neon atoms, the electrons become excited, then emit a photon when returning to normal.”
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Opposite of to make thinner by adding solvent or liquid to a solution
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Opposite of to increase in amount, degree or value
“All the shielding does is to reduce the intensity of the radiation.”
Adjective
Opposite of spread out over a wide area
Adjective
Opposite of verbose or unfocused in speech or expression
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Opposite of expressing subtlety of a particular quality as opposed to intense
“The others were ready to go, standing slowly and squinting against the intense light.”
Adjective
Opposite of prevalent over a whole place, community, country, or the world, especially of a disease
Adjective
Opposite of spread or dispersed over a wide area
Adjective
Opposite of protracted, extending for a great period of time
Adjective
Opposite of including or encompassing a wide variety of things
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