Meaning of ABATE in English


verb (~d; abating) see: rebate Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to put an end to , nullify 1 , 2. to reduce in degree or intensity ; moderate , to reduce in value or amount ; make less especially by way of relief , deduct , omit , 4. to beat down or cut away so as to leave a figure in relief, blunt , deprive 2, intransitive verb to decrease in force or intensity, 2. to become defeated or become null or void, to decrease in amount or value, ~r noun Synonyms: see: ~ see: decrease

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