What are the opposite words for preserve?

Antonyms for the word "preserve" include words like waste, neglect, harm, destroy, spoil, and squander. These words suggest actions that are completely opposite to preserving, which refers to protecting, conserving, and maintaining something in its original condition. For instance, waste implies using more resources than necessary or failing to use them efficiently, while neglect means to ignore or abandon something. Harm, destroy, spoil and squander all suggest actions that result in damaging or causing something to deteriorate. In contrast, preserving something means to take care of it to maintain its quality, value, or usefulness for a long time.

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deserted, empty, imprecise.