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What is the opposite of healing?

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Opposite of recuperative or having the essence of healing
“Aversely, the aspirin tablets used to relieve her pain caused by the injury had a detrimental effect on her overall health.”
Opposite of giving comfort
“The wheels had narrow steel tires, and the rider, when the way was rough, was jolted in a manner that was uncomfortable and exhausting.”
Opposite of recovering one's health and strength after a period of illness
Opposite of the process of becoming sound or healthy again
“Two days later, Mr. West suffered a pulmonary embolism, which caused a deterioration of his condition and necessitated a longer stay.”
Opposite of the process of making someone sound or healthy again
“The patient will be at risk of permanent lung damage if the doctors don't act fast.”
Opposite of the act or condition of being restored to health
“Stay at home if there is a chance of sickness.”
Opposite of medical care given to a patient for an illness or injury
Opposite of medical support and treatment following a surgical procedure
Opposite of present participle for to restore (someone) to a physically sound or healthy condition
“Ms. Lloyd said cacti could injure livestock and working dogs and contaminate wool.”
Opposite of present participle for to become sound or healthy again
“She checked on him and informed me that he was starting to deteriorate quicker than anticipated.”
Opposite of present participle for to alleviate (a person's distress or anguish)
“Unfortunately, not only are comments such as these insensitive, but they also may exacerbate the grief of the person.”
Opposite of present participle for to correct or put right (an undesirable situation)
“It is unfortunate that they would break their friendship over something as petty as academic jealousy.”
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