What is the opposite of devour?

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Opposite of to consume food, especially hungrily or in a gluttonous manner
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Opposite of to use, empty or drain completely
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Opposite of to consume food hungrily or in a gluttonous manner
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(somewhat rare) Opposite of to consume or eat, especially quickly or greedily
“I would fast for a few hours before my next meal as part of my new diet.”
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Opposite of to consume a substance that is (presumably) edible
“She would proceed to spit the food out in disgust due to its bitter aftertaste.”
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Opposite of to eat or consume as food
“I avoid food for hours each day as part of my intermittent fast.”
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Opposite of to consume food hungrily or in a gluttonous manner
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Opposite of to swallow or eat greedily or quickly
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(of food) Opposite of to consume or get through the final amount or portion of
“Instead of eating dinner, he would nurse his drink until it killed his appetite.”
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Opposite of to eat up as food
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(of a feeling) Opposite of to completely preoccupy the mind of (someone)
“He now runs a one-man firm out of a downtrodden office block and takes on cases that bore him.”
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Opposite of to completely demolish or destroy
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Opposite of to use up the supply or resources of
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Opposite of to physically assimilate or take, especially a liquid
“The leaves are larger and more elliptical than hemp dogbane and all plant parts exude a milky substance when broken.”
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Opposite of to hear with attention, obedience, or compliance
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Opposite of to overwhelm with an excessive amount of something
“As it was, I spent a good deal of time trying to uninvolve myself from my studies.”
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Opposite of to use, empty or drain completely
“I couldn't actually read my data because it was encrypted and compressed to save on hard-drive space.”
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Opposite of to completely use up the whole of
“If your entire body is achy, tired, and limp, you need to replenish your energies.”
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