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What is the opposite of nurtured?

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Opposite of to have made a living for the benefit of others
“The dead-beat father regularly neglected his family and children.”
Opposite of past tense for to care for and protect (someone or something) while they are growing
“According to a study, parents who abused alcohol and drugs were four times more likely to neglect their children.”
Opposite of past tense for to provide with nourishment
“It is no surprise that your flowers are not thriving when you deprive them of water.”
Opposite of past tense for to help or encourage the growth or development of
“Pushy and overenthusiastic parents may consciously or unconsciously hinder their children's development and make them more prone to early burnout and mental fatigue.”
Opposite of past tense for to teach, train or educate in a given field
“Superficial self-help jargon, abusive application of talk-show psychology, and inaccurate information would misguide her because of her own well-concealed insecurity.”
Opposite of having knowledge of a fact or area
“Crystalon spoke imperiously, for he was not an uneducated fool, but a learned student who preferred knowledge over roughhouse play.”
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