What is the opposite of accumulate?

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Opposite of to come, accumulate or gather together into a single mass or collection
“Already the hissing had quieted, and the hanging veils of blackened smoke and steam had begun to disperse.”
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Opposite of to collect, acquire or store an increasing number or quantity of
“People who squander all their resources on things that cannot last are not true stewards of the living God.”
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Opposite of to earn or acquire into one's possessions
“Those students who miss classes will forfeit their right to a grant.”
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Opposite of to increase in extent, amount, or degree
“He picked a goal and stuck with it, but he saw the point at which the rewards for his hard work would start to diminish.”
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Opposite of to collect, acquire or store an increasing number or quantity of
“We need to distribute leaflets, write letters, send faxes, talk to people, get the message across, and change opinions.”
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Opposite of to acquire or store an increasing number or quantity of
“It was time to discard most of the junk we had been hoarding over the years.”
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Opposite of to combine individual or separate elements together
“We can divide cellular respiration into three metabolic processes.”
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