What is the opposite of cure?

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Noun
Opposite of a drug or other preparation for the treatment or prevention of disease
Noun
Opposite of the alleviation of pain, discomfort, or distress
“I suddenly develop an acute exacerbation of pain and then collapse onto the floor.”
Noun
Opposite of the process of returning to a normal state of health
Noun
Opposite of a medicine or remedy that is prescribed
Noun
Opposite of the (usually gradual) return to health
Noun
Opposite of reduction of, or freedom, from pain
Noun
Opposite of item used for the treatment of ailments
“Consuming alcohol was like venom for my splitting headache.”
Noun
Opposite of a measure taken to resolve a problem or correct a mistake
“It has left the door open to a possible peaceful resolution to the present predicament.”
Verb
Opposite of to restore (someone) to a physically sound or healthy condition
Verb
Opposite of to preserve (food or organic material), typically by salting, drying, or smoking
Verb
Opposite of to recover or improve, especially from an injury or illness
“His condition started to worsen as he entered a state of shock.”
Verb
Opposite of to save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, such as sugar or salt
“Place older food products in front or on top of new ones, and it will help you consume the food before it expires.”
Verb
Opposite of to treat someone medically, as a doctor would
“He did not intend to kill Val, only to merely injure him.”
Verb
Opposite of to mend or repair
“Kevin was a naughty boy who would mistreat and break his toys.”
Verb
Opposite of to return to a former condition of health or vigor
“My body would eventually break under so much punishment from the week's intense training.”
Verb
Opposite of to provide physiological relief
“The constant rubbing will aggravate my wound.”
Verb
Opposite of preserve fruit or vegetable
Adjective
Opposite of dilapidated, distressed, worn-out, torn
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