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What is the opposite of reinforcement?

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Noun
Opposite of a strengthening or supporting structure or material
Noun
Opposite of a pole or beam used as a temporary support or to keep something in position
Noun
Opposite of a strengthening piece of iron or timber used in building or carpentry
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Opposite of a structure that complements or supplements something else
“Before induction into a specific branch of the armed forces, recruits undergo at least nine weeks of basic military training.”
Noun
Opposite of an instance or period of increasing or expanding in amount, value or size
Noun
Opposite of the reinforcing or bolstering something, or the amount of something
Noun
Opposite of the act of corroborating, strengthening, or confirming
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Opposite of the act or state of uniting or merging into one
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Opposite of something that promotes action or activity, especially in an official capacity
Noun
Opposite of special importance, value, or prominence placed on something
“With an emphasis on live music and de-emphasis on heavy hip-hop, she said she wants to distinguish her bar from the adjacent business.”
Noun
Opposite of assistance provided
“The drought is becoming a hindrance in our efforts to quell the fires in the northern part of the state.”
Noun
Opposite of someone or something that replaces or provides support to another
“He was a regular in his first season, but an amazing drop in form saw him play as a reserve in the following three seasons before he retired.”
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