What is the opposite of growth?

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Opposite of an increase in amount, value, or importance
“The decrease in the country's population continues unabated.”
(mass noun) Opposite of an increase in size
“The shrinking of his muscles was noticeable once he stopped going to the gym.”
(of plants or species) Opposite of the process of maturation
“The withering of plants can be accelerated through the use of herbicide.”
(of businesses or enterprises) Opposite of an increase in market share and reach
“The decline of the company was rapid after several competitors began to encroach on its market share.”
Opposite of advancement in one's personal development
“His personal regression from a confident youth to a tormented figure has been heartbreaking.”
Opposite of a malignant growth or tumor resulting from an uncontrolled division of cells
Opposite of the way in which something progresses or develops
Opposite of a marked change in form, nature, or appearance
“After years of stagnation, the economy seems to be on the move, albeit very slowly.”
Opposite of the process of change from one form to another
“We continue to witness the stagnation of the country as it remains in a state of totalitarianism.”
Opposite of a sudden, widespread occurrence of an undesirable phenomenon
Opposite of something that protrudes
Opposite of the leaves of plants
Opposite of the action of becoming larger or more extensive
Opposite of the short bristly hair on the chin of a man who has not shaved for a while
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