What is the opposite of nourish?

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Opposite of to foster the growth or development of
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Opposite of provide with the food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition
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(care for) Opposite of to look after
“It was a common trait among the male species to abandon its young family once they were old enough to fend for themselves.”
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Opposite of to give strength to on a physiological level
“In adults, lead poisoning can result in damage to the central nervous system and severely weaken fingers, joints, wrists, and ankles.”
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Opposite of to provide with food
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Opposite of to provide with nourishment
“It is no surprise that your flowers are not thriving when you deprive them of water.”
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Opposite of to nurture and care for (someone or something) as they grow
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Opposite of to care for (someone) lovingly
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Opposite of to nurture and care for (someone or something) as they grow
“She would never abandon her children regardless of the circumstances.”
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Opposite of to apply manure (as fertilizer or soil improver)
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(sometimes figuratively) Opposite of to give a boost or energy to
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Opposite of to provide physiological relief
“The constant rubbing will aggravate my wound.”
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