What is the opposite of sustaining?

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Verb
(caring for) Opposite of looking after someone or something
Abandoning their young to fend for themselves was a common trait observed in this particular species.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to maintain, prolong, or keep something going
“The sooner they are rooted out and dealt with the sooner we may be able to curtail what is now a worrying trend.”
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Opposite of present participle for to endure a challenging or traumatic experience
“This is a tribute to the millions of our people who refused to succumb to tyranny.”
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Opposite of present participle for to experience a challenging or traumatic event, especially an injury or illness
“I narrowly avoid an embarrassing face-plant as I misstep on to the stage during my introduction.”
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Opposite of present participle for to bear or support without breaking or failing
“Apparently, paleontologists have wondered for years as to why the brachiosaurus didn't collapse under its own weight.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to strengthen or support physically or mentally
“Those unpleasant incidents would rankle in his mind and would plague him at nights when he lay sleepless, staring at the ceiling.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to uphold, affirm, or confirm the justice or validity of
“There is suspicion that some political leaders may manipulate and corrupt the law to serve their personal ends.”
Adjective
Opposite of wholesome or beneficial to health, especially of food
Adjective
Opposite of easily or readily leading to satiety when eaten
“I will just have a light salad for lunch.”
Noun
Opposite of the action or state of continuing with something, especially over time
Noun
Opposite of continuation
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