What is the opposite of consume?

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Opposite of to use, empty or drain completely
“It was wise for Rafa to take his foot off the pedal and conserve his energy for the next match.”
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Opposite of to eat or consume as food
“I avoid food for hours each day as part of my intermittent fast.”
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Opposite of to completely destroy by fire
“He considers himself lucky that his rental property did not burn down and wants to stay to help rebuild the town.”
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(of a feeling) Opposite of to completely preoccupy the mind of (someone)
“He now runs a one-man firm out of a downtrodden office block and takes on cases that bore him.”
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Opposite of to drink or consume a liquid
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Opposite of to consume a substance that is (presumably) edible
“She would proceed to spit the food out in disgust due to its bitter aftertaste.”
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(somewhat rare) Opposite of to consume or eat, especially quickly or greedily
“I would fast for a few hours before my next meal as part of my new diet.”
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Opposite of to damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
“A good wax will easily last eight to ten months on a car that will protect the paint from external elements like scratches, dust, and contaminants.”
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Opposite of to consume food hungrily or in a gluttonous manner
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Opposite of use up the supply or resources of
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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 to wear away or destroy gradually
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Opposite of to distract, or to occupy or draw one's attention or thoughts
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To consume a liquid
“I started to drink some refreshing water and immediately felt hydrated.”
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(usually in the negative) Opposite of to eat or drink
“Leo tends to avoid greens like it is the plague!”
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Opposite of to completely use up the whole of
“If your entire body is achy, tired, and limp, you need to replenish your energies.”
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Opposite of burn, simmer
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Opposite of to remove or destroy completely the internal parts of (a building or other structure)
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Opposite of eat away at
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Opposite of to cover completely with water
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(of a resource) Opposite of to consume or get through the final amount or portion of
“With this recipe, you can double the batch and save some for later.”
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Opposite of to expend or consume by employing
“This car is built to conserve its fuel over long distances.”
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Opposite of begin with enthusiasm
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Opposite of to make use of
“We would forgo the use of drones during our filming so as not to scare the animals.”
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(of a feeling) Opposite of to affect (someone) suddenly and powerfully
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Opposite of to physically assimilate or take, especially a liquid
“The leaves are larger and more elliptical than hemp dogbane and all plant parts exude a milky substance when broken.”
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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 to be involved in
“As I am stretched for time, I will need to disengage myself from any additional activities or responsibilities.”
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Opposite of to involve or engage in deeply
“Just ignore the music if it's not really your thing.”
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