What is the opposite of grow?

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(of a living thing) Opposite of to get bigger physically through natural development
“He had an autoimmune disease that made him shrink in size over time.”
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(on the body) Opposite of to develop something, typically a kind of natural growth
“Thank you for highlighting the fact that I'm starting to lose my hair.”
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(a plant or vegetable) Opposite of to sprout or germinate
“The drought had caused the vegetation to wither and die, much to the chagrin of farmers.”
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(with object) Opposite of to cause vegetation or plants to germinate and develop
“If you don't water the garden, you're going to kill everything that lives there.”
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(a business) Opposite of to advance, develop, or expand
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“After being at the forefront of manufacturing for the last decade, the company's profits were starting to decline due to a lack of innovation.”
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Opposite of to develop or be developed
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Opposite of to reach a specified state or condition
“The food will stay fresh if you keep it in the refrigerator.”
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Opposite of increase by addition or growth, often financial
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Opposite of to benefit from
“You will have nothing to gain and everything to lose if you continue this gambling habit.”
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Become or make smaller in size or amount
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Opposite of to improve through the addition of features
“Adding too many widgets to our interface will only worsen our software.”
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(follow from) Opposite of to occur as a consequence
“The president's decision to raise fuel taxes would cause a revolt.”
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Opposite of to work by plowing, sowing, and raising crops on
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Opposite of to make a transition or change
“I will continue to remain a blonde after my visit to the hairdresser.”
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Opposite of to help or encourage the growth or development of
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Opposite of to change or cause to change in nature, state, form, or color
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Opposite of liven up
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(of a sound) Opposite of to become louder or higher in pitch
“His anger dissipated and his tone would gradually hush as he calmed down.”
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Opposite of make or become less intense
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Opposite of have a specified beginning
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Opposite of to enlarge; increase
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