What is the opposite of diffuse?

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Adjective
Opposite of spread out over a wide area
Adjective
Opposite of lacking clarity or conciseness
Adjective
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 including a wide variety of things
Adjective
Opposite of no longer needed or useful
“The computer laboratory is an essential resource for students.”
Adjective
Opposite of spread
Verb
Opposite of spread over a wide area or between a large number of people
Verb
Opposite of to fill or be in every part of
Verb
Opposite of to implant or ingrain, literally or into one's consciousness
Verb
Opposite of to emit or give off a liquid, light, smell, or quality
Verb
Opposite of to move continuously or freely through a closed system or area
Verb
Opposite of to give off or expel
“Aluminum was used to contain the liquid hydrogen in the instrument.”
Verb
Opposite of to dissolve
Verb
Opposite of to cause (something) to pass on from one person or place to another
Verb
(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.”
Verb
Opposite of to gradually reach, or cause to reach, a wider area or more people
“In those days, money was used to suppress the news of unpleasant episodes.”
Verb
(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.”
Verb
Opposite of to make thinner by adding solvent to a solution
Verb
Opposite of to become or cause to become liquid
Verb
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
Verb
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.”
Verb
Opposite of to increase in amount, degree or value
“All the shielding does is to reduce the intensity of the radiation.”
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