What is the opposite of nourish?

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Opposite of to help 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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Opposite of to keep alive or provide sustenance for
“The defendant chose to neglect his family, and deserves no sympathy from us.”
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Opposite of to pay the living expenses of
“The presiding judge could not understand why a mother would choose to gamble her life savings and ignore her family's needs.”
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Opposite of to bring to maturity through care and education
“She would never abandon her children regardless of the circumstances.”
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Opposite of to make able to withstand physical hardship, strain, or exposure
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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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