What is the opposite of cultivate?

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Opposite of to break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting
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(of a quality or skill) Opposite of to become better at
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(of a quality of skill) Opposite of to help the growth or development of
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Opposite of to try to win the friendship or favor of (someone)
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(with object) Opposite of to cause vegetation or plants to germinate and develop
“If you don't water the garden, you're going to kill everything that lives there.”
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Opposite of to keep alive or provide sustenance for
“The defendant chose to neglect his family, and deserves no sympathy from us.”
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Opposite of to strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
“His latest traffic transgression would undermine his clean driving record.”
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Opposite of to make human or humane
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Opposite of to acquire something, usually over a period of time
“I began to lose my appreciation for spices after being away from India for several years.”
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(farming) Opposite of to cultivate soil
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“The farmers would unwittingly damage the vast expanses of land after having grown their crops on them.”
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Opposite of to make domestic
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Opposite of to be creative or imaginative
“Lacking any creativity, he would merely imitate the works of other artists around him.”
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Opposite of to acquire or develop
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Opposite of to grow in intensity
“Zack's rage would subside after he realized that things weren't actually that bad.”
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