What is the opposite of refreshment?

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Noun
Opposite of a state or period of rest, relaxation or enjoyment
Noun
Opposite of a drink, or a consumable liquid
Noun
Opposite of a large meal, typically a celebratory one
Noun
Opposite of any substance that can be consumed by a human
“It took me a moment to realize that the substance in my mouth was actually an inedible.”
Noun
Opposite of the alleviation of a disease's symptoms without a cure
Noun
Opposite of an instance or period of rest or relaxation
“The pain was so severe that I was not able to engage in any activity for a while.”
Noun
Opposite of an instance of something becoming popular, active, or important again
Noun
Opposite of the removal of stress or discomfort
“I always felt guilty for burdening him with my past, and he didn't need any more stress in his life.”
Noun
Opposite of a break from work
“The weekend is over, and it's now time to get back to work.”
Noun
Opposite of the (usually gradual) return to health
“Maggie also attempts to hide her own illness from her brother, which has become increasingly difficult given the deterioration of her health.”
Noun
Opposite of something interesting or enjoyable that provides a short respite from a tense or tedious situation
“Ann's husband was never willing to confront the moment when seriousness should hold sway.”
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