What is the opposite of explode?

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Opposite of to burst or shatter violently and noisily
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Opposite of to detonate, or cause to detonate, from, or using, an explosive
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Opposite of to disprove a statement, theory or belief
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Opposite of to feel or express violent uncontrollable anger
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Opposite of to explode, or cause to explode, usually into pieces
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Opposite of to break up into small pieces as the result of impact
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Opposite of to explode or cause to explode
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Opposite of to become extremely angry or irate
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Opposite of break or cause to break suddenly and violently into pieces
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Opposite of to develop, usually suddenly and violently
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Opposite of to disprove or refute
“No evidence has been found to substantiate allegations that animals have been mistreated.”
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Opposite of get one's knickers in a twist
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Opposite of to grow quickly to a large size
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Opposite of break out suddenly and dramatically
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Opposite of catch fire or cause to catch fire
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Opposite of to shoot or cause to explode
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Opposite of break or cause to break into fragments
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Opposite of to fail to discharge properly
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Opposite of let or force out (a fluid, especially blood) from the vessel that contains it into the surrounding area
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Opposite of to shoot or discharge a projectile, pulse or stream via a weapon or device
“The detective sighed and motioned toward his partner, who proceeded to sheath his gun and then walk toward the International Satellite.”
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Opposite of to shout (something) angrily
“I'll have you know that romance isn't dead, and I still whisper sweet nothings into your dad's ear.”
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