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What is the opposite of consuming?

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Adjective
Opposite of holding one's attention or interest
Adjective
Opposite of severe or intense, especially in a painful or unpleasant way
“Whenever he tried too hard to recall the sequences, he experienced a dull headache which, though not incapacitating, was unpleasant.”
Adjective
Opposite of very keenly or deeply felt
Adjective
Opposite of excessive, as results from obsession
Adjective
Opposite of fervent in feelings or desires
“His once strong feelings for her had diminished and were now merely superficial in nature.”
Adjective
Opposite of overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong
“Washington was shocked and amazed that Howe made no effort to attack his weak army.”
Adjective
(of an emotion or feeling) Opposite of intensely felt
“Strauss realized that Mary's sweetness masked a superficial rage that could be easily unpacked and resolved.”
Verb
Opposite of expending or consuming by employing
“This car will be conserving its fuel over long distances as it has been engineered to do so.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to eat or consume as food
“I avoid food for hours each day as part of my intermittent fast.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to completely destroy by fire
“He considers himself lucky that his rental property did not burn down and wants to stay to help rebuild the town.”
Verb
(of a feeling) Opposite of present participle for to completely preoccupy the mind of (someone)
“He now runs a one-man firm out of a downtrodden office block and takes on cases that bore him.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of using up a resource
“Protection of the global environment and conservation of Earth's resources represent an enormously complex challenge at a time of rapid globalization.”
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