What is the opposite of mending?

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Noun
Opposite of the act by which something is repaired or renewed
Noun
Opposite of the action of repairing something
Noun
Opposite of a gradual healing after illness or injury
Noun
Opposite of the act of restoring something to a former or original condition
“That fondness for novelty which admires the bald Grecian buildings of the present-day leads to the neglect of the truly grand works of Wren and Gibbs.”
Noun
Opposite of the act or condition of being restored to health
“Stay at home if there is a chance of sickness.”
Adjective
Opposite of recovering one's health and strength after a period of illness
Adjective
Opposite of improved in health or mental attitude
“I was terribly sick last night but I am even more ill today.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of in better health
“This sick gentleman requires immediate medical attention!”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to fix or repair something
“He couldn't have chosen a worse time to break the coffee machine, as I was in dire need of a caffeine fix.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make changes to correct an error or mistake
“Improper technique and artifacts can further exacerbate the errors of interpretation.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to recover or improve, especially from an injury or illness
“His condition started to worsen as he entered a state of shock.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to add fuel to (a fire)
“Attempts were made to extinguish the flames with a fire hose from an adjacent building but to no avail.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to sew or stitch up a torn fabric or garment
“If possible, tear the fabric before you begin, so that you can follow the straight of the weave when cutting.”
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