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What is the opposite of conserve?

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Opposite of to maintain in a good state or condition
“One wonders why some people can squander resources on moondust while others live in wretched housing.”
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Opposite of to save or set aside for future use
“You should diligently consume your milk before its expiration date.”
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Opposite of to be frugal with or use sparingly
“The rich seldom admit that they waste money on frivolity, and rationalize conspicuous consumption as a necessary expenditure.”
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Opposite of to protect or shield from harm or danger
“It was so silent that it was like one of those movies where suddenly a murderer pops up out of the bushes to attack the helpless woman.”
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Opposite of to preserve from extinction or oblivion
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Opposite of to maintain (something) in its original or existing state
“Take the appropriate precautions to make sure that you do not damage the new door skin or inner panel.”
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Opposite of to keep a particular state constant or consistent
“If we continue to undulate our consistency across the season proper, it will be a complete waste of a year.”
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Opposite of to preserve food, typically in a salt, sugar or vinegar solution
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Opposite of to hold on to or continue to have something, both physically or mentally
“Is it unfair to describe him as something of a megalomaniac, where even allowing for his enormous contribution he appears to refuse to even partially relinquish his power?”
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Opposite of to protect or shield from harm or danger
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Opposite of to keep (something) going
“It is high time we abandon this silly practice of howling at the moon.”
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Opposite of to maintain, prolong, or keep something going
“The sooner they are rooted out and dealt with the sooner we may be able to curtail what is now a worrying trend.”
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Opposite of to protect the state of someone or something
“This project has been set up to undermine the opposition's efforts to enact their policies.”
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