What is the opposite of bourgeon?

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Opposite of to rapidly grow out of proportion or control
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(intransitive) Opposite of to become larger in size or degree
“As the number of autocracies in the world began to decline in the late 1980s, the number of anocracies began to increase.”
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Opposite of to be exceptionally proficient in an activity or subject
“He had the perfect physique to be a professional athlete, which was so ironic considering his innate ability to fail at every sport he played.”
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Opposite of to expand or be expanded through the act of filling
“My father eases the jeep back down the narrow planks, and we deflate the tires to avoid a similar fate.”
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Opposite of to increase in strength
“If you continue to get injured, you will weaken the joint and increase the risk of fracture.”
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