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What is the opposite of arouse?

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Opposite of to emerge, or cause to emerge, from sleep or unconsciousness
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Opposite of to rouse or goad into action or feeling something
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Opposite of to rouse or inspire feelings, desires or emotions in
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Opposite of to hold or engage the attention of
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Opposite of to rouse or inspire a particular feeling or thoughts
“When you're a nurse, you see so much sadness and pain on a daily basis that you almost have to desensitize yourself to it just to stay sane.”
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Opposite of to make happen or bring about
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Opposite of to bring about
“Land-related corruption and local abuse of power can all too easily deter progress.”
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Opposite of to infuse into the mind
“We simply declared that a resort to arms would plunge the country into civil war, and extinguish all hope of an amicable settlement.”
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Opposite of to receive a particular treatment
“If you avoid making mistakes, you will never learn from them.”
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Opposite of to awaken from a period of death, unconsciousness or dormancy
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Opposite of to make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
“It takes a cold-hearted person to be unaffected by that tragic story.”
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Opposite of to have an emotional effect on
“All these sappy romantic comedies unaffect me.”
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Opposite of to awake from one's sleep, and get out of bed
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Opposite of to provide encouragement to
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Opposite of to get out of bed
“I can usually sleep soundly at night after a hard day at work.”
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