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What is the opposite of eating?

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Adjective
Opposite of suitable to be eaten
Verb
(usually used in third person form "gets") Opposite of annoying or irritating (someone)
“The attentive service was certainly pleasing me greatly.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to consume a substance that is (presumably) edible
“She would proceed to spit the food out in disgust due to its bitter aftertaste.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to have a meal
“As part of his plan to lose weight, he would intermittently fast for a few days before indulging in a full meal.”
Verb
(strengthening) Opposite of present participle for to wear away gradually
“The industrial-strength adhesive will strengthen the torsional resistance of the ladder.”
Verb
(prolonging) Opposite of present participle for to wear away gradually
“A layer of wax will prolong the durability of the finish.”
Noun
Opposite of the action of eating or drinking something
“The Romans excelled in the preservation of meats and are known to have used ice to pack prawns and other perishables.”
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