What is the opposite of buttress?

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Verb
Opposite of to support or sustain
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Opposite of to make physically stronger or harder, especially with additional material
“Invaders would tunnel underground to weaken the castle walls and launched direct assaults this way.”
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Opposite of to give evidence or testimony to the truth or factuality of
“The reactions of gamers largely contradict the rave reviews afforded to the new console.”
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Opposite of to provide with a sound or secure foundation or basis
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Opposite of to support or hold up
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Opposite of to thicken, especially by boiling, evaporation, or condensation
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Opposite of to provide with money for a particular purpose
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Opposite of to bear or support without breaking or failing
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Opposite of to prop up
“I will lift my tired legs from this couch once they are fully rested.”
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Opposite of make or become hard or harder
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Opposite of to encourage (a behavior, feeling, relationship or idea) through repeated stimulus
“His attitude remained surly and his parents' and teachers' reprimands seemed to encourage rather than discourage his bad behavior.”
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Opposite of to provide support to
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Opposite of to receive and reduce the force of an impact
“Speeding reduces the time you have to react to a potential crash and can increase the force of the impact.”
Noun
Opposite of a pole or beam used as a temporary support or to keep something in position
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Opposite of a strengthening piece of iron or timber used in building or carpentry
Noun
Opposite of a structure that complements or supplements something else
“Before induction into a specific branch of the armed forces, recruits undergo at least nine weeks of basic military training.”
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Opposite of the strengthening structure or material employed in reinforced concrete or plastic
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Opposite of a person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an otherwise uncertain situation
Noun
Opposite of a projecting part of a fortification built at an angle to the line of a wall, so as to allow defensive fire in several directions
Noun
Opposite of a defensive wall or other reinforcement built to strengthen a place against attack
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