What is the opposite of explosion?

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Noun
Opposite of a violent shattering or blowing apart of something
Noun
Opposite of a loud, deep, resonant sound
“Living in an atmosphere as near noise-free as any on earth, they could hear a soft murmur across a clearing the size of a football field.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden and brief spell of an activity or sensation
Noun
Opposite of a sudden or brief outbreak or burst of something
Noun
Opposite of a large number of similar things coming in quick succession
Noun
Opposite of a sudden short bout of an illness or stress
“Probiotics can be used to provide defense against illnesses.”
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Opposite of a sudden burst of something such as rain, sound, or emotion
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Opposite of a violent shattering or blowing apart of something
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(somewhat rare) Opposite of a sudden outburst of emotion
“The medication gave her brief relief from her nagging cough, but within twenty-four hours, it had returned.”
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Opposite of a sudden burst of intense emotion
“Her favorite character is Data, an android who, for all his emotionlessness, has a great curiosity about being human.”
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Opposite of a vehement outburst of a specified feeling or reaction
“The suspension of hostilities afforded time for reflection, for the subsidence of anger, and the reconciliation of parties.”
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Opposite of the triggering of a bomb or explosive device
“Even though the disarming of bombs is a highly technical skill, the hazards inherent in this kind of work are similar to the hazards of firefighting.”
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Opposite of a public display of emotion or anger
“I was shocked when I was met with calm instead of the usual tantrum from my son.”
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Opposite of a sudden, widespread occurrence of an undesirable phenomenon
Noun
Opposite of a sudden and brief outbreak
Noun
Opposite of something that streams out rapidly
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Opposite of the action or process of demolishing or being demolished
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Opposite of high birthrate
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Opposite of a sudden and brief burst of bright light
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Opposite of a fit of feeling annoyed, offended or resentful
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Opposite of a series of things of the same type, especially when unwelcome, happening within a short space of time
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