What is the opposite of spring?

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Noun
Opposite of the ability to spring back strongly, or the quality of being flexible
“Taking up so much of the roof area, it has to stay sealed with the glass permanently in place to maintain the car's body rigidity.”
Noun
Opposite of energy, liveliness or vigor
“He behaved with a lethargy that was uncharacteristic of a man famous for his energy and activity.”
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Opposite of the origin or a source of something
“This indicates the effect corrosion has on the global strength and survivability of the ship in these damaged cases.”
Noun
Opposite of a place or process in which something originates or flourishes
Noun
Opposite of the period between childhood and adult age
Noun
Opposite of an act of jumping into the air
“I spent fifteen years pursuing perfection in the sport, and the most important lesson I learned is the necessity to stick the landing.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of fleeing or escaping
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Opposite of a sudden forward thrust of the body towards something or someone
Noun
Opposite of an explanation for an occurrence
“And yet, within this enormity, hidden on every page is a small boy who opens his eyes to witness the inexplicability of human sorrow.”
Noun
Opposite of the most active or successful period of a person's life or career
“The novel described the period of his decline, during which his dominance over the competition had waned.”
Noun
Opposite of a period of success, popularity, or power
“Only by experiencing the depth of despair, could the poet liberate himself from anxiety in order to embrace hope, faith, and openness to the world.”
Noun
Opposite of the season of spring, between winter and summer
Verb
Opposite of to move or jump suddenly or rapidly upwards or forwards
“There was nothing they could do except to sit and wait until the enemy passes.”
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Opposite of to move rapidly or suddenly from a constrained position
“The lever is supposed to bounce back after two seconds but it would remain in the activated position for the entirety of the process.”
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Opposite of to originate from
“A basic assumption in both topics is that each war will end at some point.”
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Opposite of to appear or come into existence, especially suddenly
“The meerkats seem to disappear as quickly as they appear.”
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Opposite of to proliferate or spread (quickly)
“The number of rabbits would decline rapidly because of the expanding number of foxes in the area.”
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Opposite of to set free from captivity
“When it was discovered that neither Woodcock nor Snipe was in Eighth Army hands, the Lorried Infantry Brigade was sent to capture them.”
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Opposite of to present or propose something suddenly or unexpectedly to (someone)
“Again, I think you spoke in haste, and I hereby give you the opportunity to recant.”
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Opposite of to move about or around quickly and randomly
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Opposite of to move along lightly, stepping from one foot to the other with a hop or bounce
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Opposite of to walk or run with a spring in one's step
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Opposite of to happen or take place, especially following an earlier event
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Opposite of to physically launch oneself into the air
“They have to tread carefully lest they fall into a crevice.”
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Opposite of to gush out in a sudden and forceful stream
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Opposite of to originate from
“By Gemrin's bane, I command you to return from whence you came!”
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(of a person) Opposite of to move in a quick and lively way
“The brooding teenagers stand around in the hallway, looking the others up and down as they pass by.”
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(follow from) Opposite of to occur as a consequence
“The president's decision to raise fuel taxes would cause a revolt.”
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Opposite of to make known or to reveal
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Opposite of to remove or rescue from harm, danger, or an undesirable situation
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Opposite of grow, sprout
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Opposite of to throw or cause to move forward or outward
“It would be foolish to cast the stones prematurely, so instead, they choose to hold it.”
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Opposite of to have its source
“Glaciers abutting the river disgorge house-size icebergs into the water, and then the current lofts them away.”
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Opposite of to free or release from slavery
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Opposite of to go or move in an exaggeratedly impatient or angry manner
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Opposite of to originate from, especially by way of ancestry
“Solomon gives advice to his son, who would one day follow his father and become King.”
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Opposite of to proceed, come or flow out from
“With her windows shut, the smell of spices would be contained within my neighbor's kitchen as she prepared her dinner.”
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