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What is the opposite of boosting?

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Opposite of the act of furthering or helping forward
Opposite of increase in size or effect
Opposite of something that promotes action or activity, especially in an official capacity
Opposite of advancement to a higher or more developed state
“Unfortunately, we have experienced a regression in the quality of our computer models over the last few months.”
Opposite of the reinforcing or bolstering something, or the amount of something
Opposite of the action or process of nurturing or cultivating someone or something
“He delivered a powerful moment of emotion when he spoke about coming from a life of neglect but forgave his mother because of her own inauspicious upbringing.”
Opposite of present participle for to increase in degree, amount, size, or value
“By considering the collateral and cascading effects in military planning, one can plan actions to mitigate the likelihood of negative and unintended effects.”
Opposite of present participle for to help or encourage someone or something
“The heavy slabs laid to cover drains along the tracks hinder cleaning and have become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.”
Opposite of present participle for to push from below
“He would have given anything for a rope by which he might lower himself from the walls, but there was no possibility of his obtaining one.”
Opposite of present participle for to advertise or create publicity for
“He decided to pull his own interview because of their previous interaction which was full of acrimony.”
(slang) Opposite of present participle for to take (something) illegally
“In an interview, his mom said that he worked incredibly hard to buy his own car when he was just 17.”
Opposite of providing encouragement or emotional help
“Her work with visual art and poetry has been done in a constricting and unsupportive vacuum.”
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