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What is the opposite of refine?

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Opposite of to make free from impurities
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Opposite of to improve in quality or accuracy
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Opposite of to modify or edit in order to improve
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Opposite of to change or alter in some way
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Opposite of to revise or improve a piece of work
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Opposite of to develop or perform work on something to improve it
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Opposite of to change one's attitude for the better
“Do not be discouraged if you have a day or two where you regress into bad habits.”
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Opposite of to improve or enhance the quality or value of
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Opposite of to improve or refine a work or skill
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Opposite of to become improved or more advanced
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Opposite of to bring (a place or people) to a stage of social and cultural development considered to be more advanced
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Opposite of to bring to a higher cultural or civil level or awareness
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Opposite of to improve an existing but rusty or underdeveloped skill
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(elaborate on) Opposite of to add more detail to something, especially of information
“It was hard for Bob to condense all that information into one little postcard.”
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Opposite of to make progress in the state or skill of
“His ability to perform will diminish when age catches up with him.”
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Opposite of to make better, or improve, something perceived to be in a negative condition
“Since the business is declining, credit quality will worsen over time, meaning it makes sense to buy credit protection.”
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Opposite of to elaborate on a point, statement or argument
“I'm going to try to summarize in a few paragraphs the qualities that make up a good player.”
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Opposite of stimulate
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Opposite of to make a marked change in the form, nature, or appearance of
“All countries experience the tension between the need to develop resources, and the responsibility to preserve nature.”
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Opposite of to put the final touches to
“Can you please not begin an argument that you cannot finish?”
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Opposite of to obtain a substance or resource by a mechanical or chemical process
“The Japanese have found a way to introduce a foreign substance to form the cultured pearl.”
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Opposite of to perform a series of actions on something
“The machine would stand idly by and neglect the thermoplastic material.”
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