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What is the opposite of cultivate?

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Opposite of to break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting
(of a quality or skill) Opposite of to become better at
(of a quality of skill) Opposite of to foster the growth or development of
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Opposite of to try to win the friendship or favor of (someone)
Opposite of to bring to a higher cultural or civil level or awareness
(with object) Opposite of to cause vegetation or plants to germinate and develop
“If you don't water the garden, you're going to kill everything that lives there.”
Opposite of to turn up the earth of an area of land, especially before sowing
Opposite of to make progress in the state or skill of
“His ability to perform will diminish when age catches up with him.”
Opposite of to strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
“His latest traffic transgression would undermine his clean driving record.”
Opposite of to increase or grow in strength or intensity
Opposite of to come to have gradually, or to gain knowledge in
“Heather's mother had Alzheimer's and her doctor advised her that she may eventually lose her ability to speak clearly.”
Opposite of to keep alive or provide sustenance for
“The defendant chose to neglect his family, and deserves no sympathy from us.”
(farming) Opposite of to cultivate soil
“The farmers would unwittingly damage the vast expanses of land after having grown their crops on them.”
Opposite of to enhance the value of something, or to make more efficient
“Stress is believed to impair one's ability to regulate moods.”
Opposite of to improve or enhance the quality or value of
Opposite of to stir up, especially an emotion or feeling
Opposite of to be creative or imaginative
“Lacking any creativity, he would merely imitate the works of other artists around him.”
Opposite of to nurture and care for (someone or something) as they grow
“She would never abandon her children regardless of the circumstances.”
Opposite of to gradually appear or develop
“There was an assortment of fine traceries on his body. Most were from shallower cuts and would eventually disappear, while others would not.”
Opposite of to behave obsequiously or ingratiatingly in the hope of gaining someone's favor
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