What is the opposite of accretion?

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Noun
Opposite of growth or increase by the gradual accumulation of additional layers or matter
Noun
Opposite of a mass or quantity of something that has gradually gathered or been acquired
Noun
Opposite of an asset or object bought or obtained
“Marshall said his biggest loss was his personal papers, which included poetry and a letter from the governor of New York.”
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Opposite of a group of accumulated items of a particular kind
Noun
Opposite of a thing that is added or attached to something larger or more important
Noun
Opposite of an accumulation or pile of things
“She walked into her son's room and saw a handful of dirty clothes strewn across the floor.”
Noun
Opposite of a physical area or expanse, usually large
“I sobbed loudly, not caring who I woke up, speaking into the dark emptiness of my room.”
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