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What is the opposite of uses?

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Noun
Opposite of advantages gained from something
“The large amount of junk mail we receive is one of the disadvantages of being a member.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for the act of using an object
“The disuse of moisturizer may result in dry skin.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for the act of using something intangible
“The suppression of free speech should not be tolerated in our society.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for the act of using a finite substance
“The saving of water in the village increased during the rainy season.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for the usefulness of benefit that something provides
“The uselessness of this exercise machine was in direct contrast to claims made during the infomercial.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for the repeated usage of something
“The machine was still in great condition after years of maintenance and preservation in the factory.”
Noun
Opposite of plural for the exploitation of others for one's own gain
“The philanthropist's benevolence towards others was commendable.”
Noun
(usually negated with "no") Opposite of plural for a fondness or positive regard for something
“I have no aversion for upstanding individuals such as yourself.”
Verb
Opposite of to utilize or employ a tangible object
“He would often misuse a fork for drinking soup.”
Verb
Opposite of to utilize or employ something intangible
“Do not neglect your discretion in the handling of this sensitive matter.”
Verb
Opposite of to expend or consume by employing
“This car is built to conserve its fuel over long distances.”
Verb
Opposite of to exploit someone for one's personal gain
“She had a genuine interest in him and was sincere in wanting to help him.”
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