What is the opposite of absorb?

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Opposite of to physically assimilate or take, especially a liquid
“The leaves are larger and more elliptical than hemp dogbane and all plant parts exude a milky substance when broken.”
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Opposite of to mentally take in information
“Paying too much attention to these distractions can break your concentration and make you miss the point of the conversation.”
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Opposite of to hold or engage the attention of
“I managed to maintain a controlled line but the headache and dizziness were starting to distract me.”
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Opposite of to assimilate into a body, structure or system
“What you are saying is the school needs good legal advice and they need to separate into two entities if they are fearful that they did not qualify from a school standpoint.”
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(save) Opposite of to use, empty or drain completely
“I couldn't actually read my data because it was encrypted and compressed to save on hard-drive space.”
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(resupply) Opposite of to use, empty or drain completely
“How long would it take to disembark the prisoners and resupply the ship?”
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Opposite of to endure and get through suffering, challenge or hardship
“He made serious tactical errors during his long military career, but he learned from painful experience how to circumvent adversity.”
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Opposite of to pay for the costs of
“He was satisfied that there was no intention on the part of the South to repudiate the cost of the war.”
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(increase) Opposite of to receive and reduce the force of an impact
“Speeding reduces the time you have to react to a potential crash and can increase the force of the impact.”
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(bounce) Opposite of to receive and reduce the force of an impact
“It would bounce off the wall in such a way that the angle made by its incoming path to the wall equaled the angle between its outgoing path and the wall.”
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Opposite of to delight, allure or attract in an almost magical manner
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Opposite of to tolerate, endure or put up with (something)
“On the contrary, the federal regulations, and the ethical principles on which they rest, would seem to disallow such behavior.”
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Opposite of to acquire new information or skill
“I hope that others can assemble the jagged rhythms of my stories to unlearn common misperceptions about vernacular English.”
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Opposite of to be occupied with an activity
“I typically free myself from any strenuous activities whenever I need a break.”
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Opposite of come to understand
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Opposite of to endure or go through (an ordeal)
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Opposite of to dry (a wet surface or substance) using an absorbent material
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Opposite of to cause (someone) to have a liking for or interest in something
“Laying on the cologne may actually repel the ladies, rather than attract them.”
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(conserve) Opposite of to use, empty or drain completely
“It was wise for Rafa to take his foot off the pedal and conserve his energy for the next match.”
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(fill) Opposite of to use, empty or drain completely
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Opposite of to mix or blend together, typically into a single mass or unit
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Opposite of to persist until the end
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Opposite of to endure a challenging or traumatic experience
“This is a tribute to the millions of our people who refused to succumb to tyranny.”
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Opposite of to pat lightly and quickly to clean or wipe away
“You'll need to scrub this stubborn stain nice and hard to remove it.”
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Opposite of greatly enjoy
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Opposite of to ingest or consume (usually food or drink)
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Opposite of to keep in one's memory
“We cannot forget what happened 50 years ago, but things are now a different kettle of fish.”
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Opposite of to take responsibility for
“Excuses do not deny any casual contribution to the outcome, but they deny responsibility, and if they are accepted, they cancel it.”
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Opposite of to involve or engage in deeply
“Just ignore the music if it's not really your thing.”
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Opposite of to consume a liquid
“I decided to go low carb and eat a big juicy steak without worrying about the fat.”
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