What is the opposite of developing?

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Adjective
Opposite of in the process of developing
“Donne's earliest poems showed a developed knowledge of English society coupled with sharp criticism of its problems.”
Adjective
(of a country) Opposite of becoming economically more mature, industrialized or advanced
“Most developed countries have partially or fully publicly funded health systems.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a period of great prosperity or rapid economic growth
Adjective
Opposite of ongoing, or in progress
“Before his job is finished, he will create a list of suggestions that could reduce the energy consumption of her home by 50 per cent.”
Adjective
Opposite of coming into view or into existence
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 in the process of growing
“Burning this important resource enslaves the farmer to a cycle of increasing fertilizer use and decreasing productivity.”
Adjective
Opposite of happening or developing gradually or in stages
“The other boat suddenly came to an abrupt halt, amid much cursing and shouting from its wetsuited skipper and his drysuited mate.”
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 serving to form something, especially having a profound influence on a person's development
Adjective
Opposite of changing or developing
Adjective
Opposite of having or holding out hope of reaching one's ambition
“They sat with the boy at their kitchen and listened patiently to the woes of this indolent, apathetic young man who had been brought up with all the advantages of a rich child.”
Verb
Opposite of catching a disease or illness
“He is in bed, recovering from a cold.”
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.”
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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, old or ripe
“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.”
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 point in time or space at which something begins
“There is no need to throw in the towel just because someone predicts the end is nigh.”
Noun
Opposite of an increase or rise, especially one to counteract a perceived discrepancy
Noun
Opposite of the process by which something unfolds or becomes revealed
Noun
Opposite of blooming
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