What is the opposite of developing?

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Adjective
Opposite of becoming industrialized
Adjective
Opposite of marked by vigorous growth and well-being especially economically
Adjective
Opposite of coming into view or into existence
Adjective
Opposite of in progress
Adjective
Opposite of denotes a possibility or capacity to develop into something, but not actuality
“With such a terrible attitude, many experts argued that him reaching his potential was unlikely.”
Adjective
Opposite of newly produced or obtained
“Let's throw out the old and expired goods in our pantry.”
Adjective
Opposite of giving moral or intellectual benefit
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of new or inexperienced for a given role or position
“The company has recruited some experienced executives who can hit the ground running immediately.”
Adjective
Opposite of in the process of being made
Adjective
Opposite of serving to form something, especially having a profound influence on a person's development
Adjective
Opposite of changing or developing
Noun
Opposite of the progressive aspect of a learned skill
“The diminishment in his performance can only be attributed to his inability to cope with the loss of his coach.”
Noun
Opposite of the process by which something unfolds or becomes revealed
Noun
Opposite of blooming
Noun
Opposite of the point in time or space at which something begins
Noun
Opposite of an increase or rise, especially one to counteract a perceived discrepancy
Verb
Opposite of currently taking place
Verb
Opposite of making progress
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to advance or to promote the growth of
“The athlete knew that he would regress his skills if he did not continue to train hard.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to gradually increase in detail
“Let us analyze the facts as they are now before they begin to complicate matters.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to produce or bring about
“We need to discard our current plan of action as it is not working.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to design or plan an approach for a given task or project
“Let's disregard any ideas for a new website design because it is just fine as it is.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to express in greater detail
“The artist usually had a great range of ideas which she would then condense into a single masterpiece.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for 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.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to come into being as a result of something
“The tadpole will complete its metamorphosis when it becomes a frog.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to become mature
“Food will spoil if left on the counter at room temperature for too long.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to become ill with
“He would, fortunately, recover from the crippling disease by his thirties.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to build, renovate or refurbish
“Our plan is to demolish these buildings to make way for new ones.”
Verb
(of countries) Opposite of present participle for to become technologically advanced
“The corrupt leader's actions would antiquate his already backwards nation.”
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