What is the opposite of decay?

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Verb
Opposite of to rot or cause to rot
Verb
Opposite of to decline gradually in health, prosperity, or quality
Verb
Opposite of to become weaker or of poorer quality
“The reception appeared to progressively recover as we shifted the antenna to a different location.”
Verb
Opposite of to deplete, or be depleted, in physical strength or energy
“The doctor would recommend some physical exercises to strengthen the muscles around her knees.”
Verb
Opposite of to decline or deteriorate in state
“We must overcome our weaknesses in order to unlock our potential.”
Verb
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.”
Noun
Opposite of a deterioration or worsening in condition, structure or quality
Noun
Opposite of a state of decline or degeneration
“In the struggle which followed Temür's death, we find almost all the political actors who had played a part in his rise to power and his early rule.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being ill or unhealthy
Noun
Opposite of the characteristic or quality of being grimy
Noun
Opposite of the action or effect of making someone or something impure
“Each man has to climb the ladder of evolution and go through varied experiences of life for the purification of his soul.”
Noun
Opposite of the state of being in poor condition, in need of repair
Noun
Opposite of the act or state of destroying or being destroyed, especially completely
“Even after the completion of the building's construction, the scaffolds remained in place for quite some time.”
Noun
Opposite of foul matter, especially dirt, which soils or defiles
Noun
Opposite of the state of not being used
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