What is the opposite of burst?

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Opposite of to break open or apart, especially suddenly and violently and due to internal pressure
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Opposite of to explode, or cause to explode, especially due to internal pressure
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Opposite of to erupt or surge forcefully after being released
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Opposite of to burst or shatter violently and noisily
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Opposite of to teem, or be overrun or overflowing with
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Opposite of make a long tear or cut in
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Opposite of to spurt or discharge, typically from an opening
“It is pertinent to ensure that the gas be contained in a suitable vessel which will withstand the pressure and handling that it might encounter.”
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Opposite of to separate into pieces as a result of a collision, blow, shock, or strain
“The town has appropriated funds to repair the bridge and work should begin this summer.”
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Opposite of explode or cause to explode
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Opposite of to produce flowers, or to be in flower
“As the plants began to wither and die, John regretted the fact that he hadn't installed the expensive irrigation system he had considered buying the year before.”
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Opposite of to cross or break through a barrier, especially by force
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(usually of a liquid) Opposite of to rise up, to spill over, or to be on the verge of spilling over
“His tears began to ebb once he had gotten over the overwhelming emotion of landing his dream job.”
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Opposite of rush or shoot
Noun
Opposite of a sudden and brief outbreak
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Opposite of a violent shattering or blowing apart of something
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Opposite of a sudden or brief outbreak or burst of something
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Opposite of a loud, deep, resonant sound
“Living in an atmosphere as near noise-free as any on earth, they could hear a soft murmur across a clearing the size of a football field.”
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Opposite of an overwhelming number of things delivered simultaneously or in rapid succession
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Opposite of a conspicuous display or outburst of something
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Opposite of a violent shattering or blowing apart of something
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Opposite of a sudden burst of something such as rain, sound, or emotion
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Opposite of a rapid and plentiful stream or burst of something
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(somewhat rare) Opposite of a sudden outburst of emotion
“The medication gave her brief relief from her nagging cough, but within twenty-four hours, it had returned.”
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Opposite of a sudden burst of intense emotion
“Her favorite character is Data, an android who, for all his emotionlessness, has a great curiosity about being human.”
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Opposite of a very bright display of light or color
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Opposite of a sudden loud, sharp noise
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Opposite of a short period of intense activity of a specified kind
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Opposite of a vehement outburst of a specified feeling or reaction
“The suspension of hostilities afforded time for reflection, for the subsidence of anger, and the reconciliation of parties.”
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Opposite of a heavy discharge of many things at once
“Billheimer attributed the lack of applause to the overwhelming emotion of both the occasion and the oration.”
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Opposite of a sudden, widespread occurrence of an undesirable phenomenon
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Opposite of the action of firing a gun or missile
“A crucial element in shock action was the holding of fire until the enemy was at a very close range.”
Adjective
Opposite of having been broken
“Surprisingly, the vase remained unbroken after dropping to the floor.”
Adjective
(of something inflated) Opposite of having lost some or all of its air, typically because of a puncture
“In the shelter of the steep declivity of a range of hills, stood a huge roofless shed, on which an already inflated air balloon was impatiently tugging at its ropes.”
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