What is the opposite of flood?

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Noun
Opposite of an overflow of a large amount of water beyond its normal limits
“As water bodies dry up, and the supply lines remain dry as a bone, the city residents are in for a long and hot spell of drought.”
Noun
Opposite of an overwhelming quantity of things or people happening or appearing at the same time
“It attracted pilgrims and other visitors from distant places, but the cathedral was not the parish or proper church of more than a handful of people.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden or brief outbreak or burst of something
Noun
Opposite of a generally large or overflowing number or quantity of something
“It is well known that a lack of resources to sustain life and to allow the members of society to prosper will lead to severe difficulties for society, and even collapse.”
Noun
Opposite of an advance or forward movement
“Ronin surmised that no one had escaped the fight unscathed, and he began wondering if he should've called a retreat in the first place.”
Noun
Opposite of an act, or the state, of streaming or flowing out, especially rapidly
“The City Center division has to supply additional manpower to maintain law and order due to the large influx of supporters converging on the City Center.”
Noun
Opposite of an overwhelming number of things delivered simultaneously or in rapid succession
Noun
Opposite of a group of people assembled together in a disorganized manner
“It can only be described as an utter failure that only one individual turned up to the show.”
Noun
Opposite of an excess or sudden flowing over of a liquid
Noun
An inflow of water or liquid
“The population and economy are heavily dependent on an annual influx of water into the Indus River system.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden flow or flood
“With this system, a trickle of water is discharged continuously near each plant.”
Noun
(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.”
Noun
Opposite of a series of things of the same type, especially when unwelcome, happening within a short space of time
Noun
Opposite of a sudden and brief outbreak
Noun
Opposite of a sudden occurrence of something unwelcome, such as war or disease
Noun
Opposite of an arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things
“There was a mass exodus of people who had sat through at least two hours of a process that hadn't concerned them.”
Noun
Opposite of a sudden, widespread occurrence of an undesirable phenomenon
Noun
Opposite of a countless or extremely great number of people or things
Noun
Opposite of a sudden large increase, typically a temporary one
“Accompanying this massive drop in prices was a fall in new and existing house sales, and an increase in foreclosures to record levels.”
Noun
Opposite of crowd
Verb
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.”
Verb
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 move or arrive in a sudden manner or in large quantities
“After a minute or so of forcibly slow, controlled breathing, she felt the panic fade.”
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Opposite of to overwhelm with large amounts or quantities
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Opposite of to cascade or issue forth from somewhere
“Each drawer will be clearly marked and will be lined with bin liners for easy disposal and to ensure that the liquid is contained.”
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Opposite of to be, or cause to be, thoroughly wet or waterlogged
Verb
Opposite of to overwhelm (with large quantities of something to be dealt with)
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Opposite of to supply or fill to excess
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Opposite of to gush out in a sudden and forceful stream
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Opposite of to move or proceed with a given movement or momentum
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Opposite of to fill (a vehicle, ship, container, etc.) with a large amount of something
“He called over two more soldiers, who helped to unload the contents of the van.”
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Opposite of to supply (farmland) with water, by building ditches, pipes, etc.
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(usually of a liquid) Opposite of to rise up, to spill over, or to be on the verge of spilling over
“His tears began to ebb once he had gotten over the overwhelming emotion of landing his dream job.”
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Opposite of to loot, plunder or invade by force
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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 leak, seep or discharge liquid or gas
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Opposite of to move (quickly) without obstruction
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