What is the opposite of grow?

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(of a living thing) Opposite for 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 for 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 for 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 for 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 for to advance, develop, or expand
“After being at the forefront of manufacturing for the last decade, the company's profits were starting to decline for lack of innovation.”
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