What is the opposite of stimulate?

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(of a state or process) Opposite of to encourage the development of, or increased activity in, something
(lead to) Opposite of to culminate or result in a particular event or consequence
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“Eating the right foods and getting enough exercise will prevent weight gain.”
Opposite of to rouse to strong feeling or action
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Opposite of to arouse affection, pity, or compassion in
“It takes a cold-hearted person to be unaffected by that tragic story.”
Opposite of to enhance the value of something, or to make more efficient
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“Stress is believed to impair one's ability to regulate moods and prevent mild sadness from deepening and persisting.”
Opposite of to have as a consequence or result
“The expected lull in the economy will negate the prospect of prosperity for most people.”
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