What is the opposite of killing?

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Noun
Opposite of an act of causing death, especially deliberately
Noun
Opposite of the killing of a human being by another
“Like all good feel-good stories, it ended with the sparing of a life, and one that could very well change the world.”
Noun
Opposite of the carrying out or undergoing of a sentence of death
Noun
Opposite of the taking of another life
“The scene featured the Terminator's rescue of John Connor from the T-1000 that had been sent to kill the latter.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of killing or putting an end to someone, something, or a creature
“The Board may only direct the prisoner's release if satisfied that his confinement is no longer necessary for the protection of the public.”
Noun
Opposite of the act of plucking up by the roots
Noun
Opposite of death by being nailed to a cross
Noun
Opposite of the act of killing, especially on a mass scale
Noun
Opposite of a financial gain, especially the difference between the amount earned and the amount spent in buying, operating, or producing something
“The organization was forced to divest its underperforming assets to arrest its financial loss.”
Noun
Opposite of a very large sum of money
Noun
Opposite of the action or process of killing or being killed
“Conservation and creation of new forests is one that is well worthy of the attention of this country.”
Adjective
Opposite of exhausting or unbearable
Adjective
Opposite of extremely funny
Adjective
Opposite of causing death or fatality
Adjective
Opposite of causing or liable to cause death
Adjective
Opposite of causing great physical or mental pain
Adjective
Opposite of having an ache in a part of one's body
Verb
Opposite of killing or executing
“Members of the mob were desperately resuscitating their henchmen who had succumbed to heavy fire.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to cause the death of
“One of the female campers emerged from the tent where Jaslia had helped birth the child in her arms.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to put an end to
“We will not initiate a war, but if a war is imposed on us, we will defend ourselves with the utmost resolution and determination.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to cause the failure or defeat of (something)
“As a journalist, she is under no written or unwritten rules of restraint to aid or abet a felony.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to turn or switch off (something)
“Gentlemen, start your engines!”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to neutralize or subdue (an effect or quality)
“Watson receives little support from both his family and society, and they become the very sources that awaken and exacerbate his anger and violence.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to overexert oneself
“Corbin would revitalize himself through rest and relaxation.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to cause pain or anguish to
“His death was unfortunate and was much to be regretted, and I wanted to mollify the sorrow and the resentment of his people by showing their sultan some mark of respect.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to overwhelm (someone) with an emotion
“I find it difficult to believe that this love story will unaffect you.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to delete (a line, paragraph, or file) from a document or computer
“You might want to append a clause onto a contract if you feel something has been left unsaid in it.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to delight, allure or attract in an almost magical manner
“His boorishness will undoubtedly repel plenty, if not, all women.”
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