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
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“Experts believe that some parents exert control in ways that stifle a child's development of problem-solving skills, responsibility, and self-confidence.”
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Opposite of to encourage or arouse interest, activity or enthusiasm in
“Each attack is designed to demoralize our people and divide us from one another.”
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(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.”
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Opposite of to rouse or goad into action or feeling something
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Opposite of to rouse or inspire a particular feeling or thoughts
“When you're a nurse, you see so much sadness and pain on a daily basis that you almost have to desensitize yourself to it just to stay sane.”
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Opposite of to make a strong, lasting, or favorable impression on
“It takes a cold-hearted person to be unaffected by that tragic story.”
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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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Opposite of to arouse someone
“His body odor and lack of hygiene would repulse her.”
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