What is the opposite of cutting?

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Adjective
Opposite of having a sharp or pointed edge
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by the use of wit, especially to offend
Adjective
Opposite of bitterly, almost painfully, cold to the senses
Adjective
Opposite of very low or below average in temperature
Adjective
Opposite of harshly sarcastic or satirical in nature
“It started with a tweet which turned into a mild piece of fake news.”
Adjective
Opposite of uncomfortably or unpleasantly cold
“Fog is formed when warm moist air moves over a cold surface.”
Adjective
Opposite of marked by or given to using irony in order to mock or convey contempt
“Each greeting is accompanied by a great deal of genuine laughter and joyousness.”
Adjective
Opposite of inclined to express negative or disapproving comments
“The report was unexpectedly complimentary in its assessment of the handling of the botched investigation.”
Adjective
(of a joke or sense of humour) Opposite of subtle and expressed in a matter-of-fact way
“His comedic style was rather ostentatious and was not to everyone's taste.”
Adjective
Opposite of disdainfully or ironically humorous
“The Joker had a habit of sarcastically asking his victims why they were so serious.”
Adjective
Opposite of having or producing a sudden and intense piercing sensation
“I endured a dull pain in my head for the rest of the day.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a witty, sarcastic or cynical nature or edge
“Why can't you give me a straight answer to a straight question?”
Adjective
Opposite of inclined to find fault too readily
Adjective
Opposite of concise and meaningful
Noun
Opposite of a group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker
Noun
Opposite of the act of abridging
Noun
Opposite of the reduction of total body mass due to loss of fluid, fat, tissue, etc.
Noun
Opposite of a sunken or hollowed area
Noun
Opposite of a long, narrow cut or depression in a hard material
Noun
Opposite of careful management of available resources
“I shall never allow people to talk before me about wastefulness and profligacy, and so forth, in connexion with that life, anymore.”
Verb
Opposite of to be making a hole
“You can prevent leakage by sealing the holes.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp-edged tool or object
“He called an aide to hold my arm and then proceeded to stitch my finger without any anesthesia.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to reduce the amount or quantity of
“Do feel free to increase the amount of sugar if you feel it lacks sweetness.”
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Opposite of present participle for to cut or divide into parts
“I hastened back to my room and constructed a bridge that should connect the two parts.”
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Opposite of present participle for to bring to an end
“If you wish to continue this discussion, you must pay some little regard to truth in your statements.”
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Opposite of present participle for to turn or switch off
“Her phone wouldn't activate, so he removed the SIM card and put it into his.”
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Opposite of present participle for to carve or engrave (something) into a material
“With the help of a vision impairment teacher, the class worked on braille writers to emboss cards and letters.”
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Opposite of present participle for to fail to attend, or to play truant
“I was unable to attend class tonight due to a cold that is going around.”
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Opposite of present participle for to abridge or shorten
“In the case of a draw, the competing clubs may mutually agree to extend the duration of the game, but the extension of time shall not exceed ten minutes.”
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Opposite of present participle for to edit or take out
“If she remarried, she had the right to add a clause to the ketubah allowing her to retain some of her property.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to hurt someone's feelings, or to have one's feelings hurt
“She would always be the one to laugh and uplift her friends.”
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Opposite of present participle for to analyze or view in a certain way
“It is possible to misinterpret the worsening of symptoms as an exacerbation of multiple sclerosis.”
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Opposite of present participle for to treat or regard with rudeness or contempt
“The English people were now quite ready to embrace their Queen's foreign husband.”
Verb
(usually in sports) Opposite of present participle for to move in a (usually sharp) turn
“Antonio is direct, and almost like kids football, he wants to get the ball and head straight towards the goal.”
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(rare) Opposite of present participle for to weaken or make thinner through the addition of impurities or substances
“In order to prevent this secondary fermentation, it was necessary to fortify the wine with brandy.”
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