What is the opposite of build up?

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Opposite of to increase in extent, amount, or degree
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Opposite of to provide encouragement to
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(of a settlement) Opposite of to plan and begin the building of
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“The eruption of Mount Vesuvius would wipe out the ancient city of Pompeii.”
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Opposite of to augment or make something greater
“Speaking without confidence will diminish your credibility.”
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Opposite of to come into possession of
“I will give my old laptop to my younger brother.”
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Opposite of to drive spiritually or urge someone on
“I wouldn't want to discourage them, but I would urge caution and some sensible risk assessment.”
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Opposite of to cause to gain weight by means of feeding
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Opposite of to become or make more intense
“During the midsection of the morning, I was able to abate my longing for biscuits by eating a slice of homemade fruit cake.”
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Opposite of to advertise or create publicity for
Noun
Opposite of the action of making or becoming more intense
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Opposite of the giving out of information about a product, person, or company for advertising or promotional purposes
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Opposite of rapid reproduction of a cell, part, or organism
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Opposite of an increase or rise, especially one to counteract a perceived discrepancy
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Opposite of a group of accumulated items of a particular kind
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Opposite of a material or structure formed from a mass of fragments or particles loosely compacted together
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Opposite of an accumulation of uncompleted work or matters needing to be dealt with
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Opposite of the action of magnifying something or the process of being magnified
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Opposite of a quantity or group of accumulated items
“Governments have always used mass media as a means for the dissemination of information.”
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Opposite of a layer or mass of accumulated matter
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