What is the opposite of burn?

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Opposite of to set on fire, or to be set on fire
“The stream of water that spurted from the hose did less to douse the fire than it did to fan the flames with its accompanying rush of air.”
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Opposite of to feel hurt or sore, typically as a result of illness or injury
“He stared and blew air on the palm of his hands to soothe the burning sensation.”
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Opposite of to be, or to feel, hot
“I stood in front of the fan for a few seconds to cool down before I began my next repetition of bicep curls.”
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Opposite of to give off light
“Priestly determined that the combustion used up oxygen during a reaction, and that is why the flame would eventually extinguish.”
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Opposite of to exhaust or make complete use of (a limited resource)
“Without food and increased time for the cold to penetrate, he had to conserve his energy and pace himself within his physical capability.”
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Opposite of to blush or go red from feelings of shame or embarrassment
“Her face would freeze with fear anytime he mentioned danger.”
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Opposite of to be emotionally stirred up with a negative emotion, especially anger
“They relax and feel relief because they know that the worst is behind them.”
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Opposite of to have a strong desire for
“She had made a decision to dismiss a career in favor of keeping a home tidy and happy.”
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Opposite of to trick or cause to believe what is untrue
“I am sorry to undeceive you, but it is indeed the truth I speak.”
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Opposite of to travel at a fast speed
Decelerate through the next 500 meters and then pick up speed again once you pass the town.”
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Opposite of to prepare food for consumption, usually using heat
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Opposite of to gain an advantage or profit by using unfair or deceitful methods
“I admire this superior being who told truths without sweetening them to help others to gain a temporary advantage.”
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Opposite of to cheat, deceive or defraud someone for personal gain
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Opposite of to cause to become dry or devoid of moisture
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Opposite of to crave, want or desire something or someone
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Opposite of to consume, deplete or exhaust
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Opposite of to burn the skin or flesh
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Opposite of to feel or express violent uncontrollable anger
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(of a bodily part) Opposite of to suffer pain
“My wound eventually heal completely after a week.”
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Opposite of to move very quickly in a reckless or excited manner
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Opposite of to corrode or eat away at
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Opposite of to become ignited and start burning
“As the morning sun started to rise, the fire from the previous night would expire.”
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Opposite of to cook for too long or at too high a temperature
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(undeceive) Opposite of to deceive or fool someone
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(undeceive) Opposite of to deceive or fool someone
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Opposite of use up the supply or resources of
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Opposite of to cease to have or retain something
“Over the course of several years, Stacey would accumulate a lot of money through some very prudent investments.”
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Opposite of broil food
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Opposite of to be very eager for something
“I would hesitate to eat anything that moves, even if I was starving.”
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Opposite of to use, empty or drain completely
“I couldn't actually read my data because it was encrypted and compressed to save on hard-drive space.”
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Opposite of show shyness, embarrassment, or shame by becoming red in the face
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Opposite of to deceive or fool someone
“Well, it was pretty trying, but Davies strove to explain and to undeceive.”
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Opposite of to give out steady light (from burning) without flames
“They were all now praying that the fire would dissipate with a change in the weather or just burn itself out.”
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Opposite of to shine with a bright, harsh light
“Occasionally, a billowy, white cloud would appear out of nowhere in the cobalt blue sky above and shade the group from the bright rays of the springtime sun.”
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Opposite of to give or deliver false, fake, or misleading information
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Opposite of bake or boil
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Opposite of to completely destroy or devastate
Noun
Opposite of a small brook or stream
“The physical condition of the distributary itself is in bad shape due to poor maintenance over long periods of time, especially in the head reach.”
Noun
Opposite of edge
Noun
Opposite of a mark left on the skin or within body tissue where a wound, burn, or sore has not healed completely and fibrous connective tissue has developed
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