What is the opposite of spawn?

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Verb
Opposite of produce or generate a large number of
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Opposite of to come into being or have its starting point at a certain time or place
“The two tribes have agreed to cease all hostilities with each other in order to bring peace and harmony to their own villages.”
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Opposite of to give birth to
“Dinosaurs would perish as a result of asteroids, or so the theory goes.”
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Opposite of to be the cause of
“Your method for conducting the experiment will introduce an anomaly that will impede the desired outcome.”
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Opposite of to make, create or manufacture, usually from components or raw materials
“A few fashion brands are known to destroy billions' worth of their unsold merchandise every year.”
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Opposite of to cause to occur
“You can avoid grammatical errors by proofreading your work.”
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Opposite of to bring into being through procreation
“The crab spider is much larger than the male, and she will kill him after mating unless he is quick and clever.”
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Opposite of to yield or produce as a result of an investment of money, time or effort
“For the simple case of a competitive market, it would appear that producers might well lose profits from increased metering.”
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Opposite of to be the father of through procreation
“My father will disown me upon hearing the news that I surrendered.”
Verb
To have its source
“It was eventually discovered that the majestic Marannon would rise out of the Lake Launcocha.”
Noun
Opposite of a person's child or children
Noun
Opposite of offspring, especially of an animal before or soon after birth
“The parent must always ensure the safety of their children when driving a motor vehicle.”
Noun
Opposite of one's descendants or offspring
Noun
(figurative) Opposite of something derived from a particular event
“War is the antecedent of poverty, despair, and disease.”
Noun
Opposite of the offspring of a family
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