What is the opposite of fill?

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Opposite of to plug or stuff a hole or empty space with something
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Opposite of to satisfy or fulfill (a want, requirement, or need)
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Opposite of to spread throughout
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Opposite of to bring fulfillment or happiness to one's life
“I hope I've done nothing to dissatisfy any of the tenants, least of all you, sir.”
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Opposite of to close up so that no empty spaces remain
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Opposite of to populate
“It is vitally important that the people here are united in this thrust to depopulate the country area.”
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Opposite of to fulfill a desire, demand or need
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Opposite of to fill or crowd around or into a place or area
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Opposite of to be capable of supplying
“Unfortunately, based on our calculations, wind farms will be deficient for our total national energy requirement.”
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Opposite of protect with cushioning
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(of a place or position) Opposite of to occupy
“We would reluctantly forfeit our prime, first-row seats at the concert because we had another urgent matter to attend to.”
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Opposite of to compress or cram items, especially to fit into a container
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Opposite of to hold the attention of
“I managed to maintain a controlled line but the headache and dizziness were starting to distract me.”
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Opposite of to crowd into a place, especially to fill it
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Opposite of to have confidence in a person in terms of their ability to execute a task
“He was deemed unfit to have a pet, and it was thus prudent to remove the dog from his care.”
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Opposite of to give off light, including in the invisible electromagnetic radiation frequencies, or become luminescent
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Opposite of swell out in a spherical shape
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Opposite of refill excavated hole
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Opposite of to use or occupy one's time (in given an activity)
“Mr. Chairman, I will reserve my time for questions.”
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Opposite of to apply a (thin) layer on the surface of an object
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Opposite of to distribute objects or pieces of something over an area, especially in a random manner
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Opposite of to take the place of
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Opposite of to be all the substance of
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Opposite of to fill or infuse with a pleasant odor or odor-releasing substance
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Opposite of soft material that is used to fill the hollow parts of something
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Opposite of the state of being satiated or sated, of being full, of being at maximum capacity
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Opposite of a quantity of soft material that fills or is used to fill something
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