What is the opposite of concentrating?

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Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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?”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to group together into a single mass or body
“Early in the evening, a police contingent arrived and attempted to disperse the crowd.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
(concentrate on) Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Adjective
Opposite of being alert or on top of things by paying close attention
“Some studies showed that refined sugar and food additives made children hyperactive and inattentive.”
Adjective
Opposite of being intent or focused on a goal or objective
“They were frustrated by the frequent losses at war with Celobongo and were then hesitant to continue without support.”
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