What is the opposite of concentrate?

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Opposite of to pay attention to, or focus on, something closely
“Can you disregard what you're currently doing and put all your energy into more pressing matters?”
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Opposite of to direct one's attention or focus on a particular object or activity
“Go out and get yourself indulged in activities that can divert your energy away from obsessive thoughts.”
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Opposite of to group together into a single mass or body
“Early in the evening, a police contingent arrived and attempted to disperse the crowd.”
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Opposite of to meet or come together in a common location
“Upon leaving the bank and hopping into their getaway car, Donnie advises the group to separate so the police cannot catch all of them.”
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Opposite of to increase the strength and diminish the bulk of, as of a liquid or an ore
“Authorities released a dispersing liquid into the coastal waters to dilute the slick.”
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(concentrate on) Opposite of to fix one's gaze at something intently
“If we turn away from the sun, we experience dark orbs temporarily emblazoned on to our retina.”
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Opposite of to become or make more intense
“During the midsection of the morning, I was able to abate my longing for biscuits by eating a slice of homemade fruit cake.”
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Opposite of to shorten in duration or extent
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(major in) Opposite of to concentrate on a particular area of study
“I have decided to diversify my areas of study to encompass several subjects.”
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Opposite of to focus in to obtain a larger image or a closer view
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Opposite of to grow in intensity
“Zack's rage would subside after he realized that things weren't actually that bad.”
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Opposite of to be or become volatile
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Opposite of address oneself to
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Opposite of to make free from impurities
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Opposite of to lower in length or size
“You can expand the size of the balloon by blowing into it.”
Noun
Opposite of a concentrated form of a substance
“Some of this material may not be preferentially mineable and would therefore act as a dilutant.”
Noun
Opposite of an extract or concentrate obtained from a plant or other organic matter
Noun
Opposite of a concentrated form or essence of something
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