What is the opposite of absorbing?

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Adjective
Opposite of engrossing, that sustains someone's interest
Verb
(Present participle of understand) Opposite of being aware of the meaning of
“I will be misunderstanding what is written if it lacks the clarity I require.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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 present participle for 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 present participle for 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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(saving) Opposite of present participle for 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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(resupplying) Opposite of present participle for 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 present participle for 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 present participle for 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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(increasing) Opposite of present participle for 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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(bouncing) Opposite of present participle for 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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