What is the opposite of engulf?

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Opposite of to cover completely, especially with water
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Opposite of to inundate or submerge, especially in water
“The Act provides for water easements that enable a holder of a water abstraction permit to bring water to or drain water from his land.”
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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 wrap up, cover, or surround completely
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(of a feeling) Opposite of to affect (someone) suddenly and powerfully
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Opposite of to engulf or swallow up
“The fog would eventually clear after our car was earlier enveloped it.”
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Opposite of to hold or engage the attention of
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Opposite of to use, empty or drain completely
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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 conceal or hide from view
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Opposite of to overwhelm with large amounts or quantities
“They put Charlie in a large cell and then deprive him of food for days at a time, periodically giving him water to keep him alive.”
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Opposite of to overwhelm (with large quantities of something to be dealt with)
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Opposite of to assimilate into a body, structure or system
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Opposite of to hold or engage the attention of
“I managed to maintain a controlled line but the headache and dizziness were starting to distract me.”
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