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Definition of abate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

abate

 verb
verb
NAmE//əˈbeɪt//
 
[intransitive, transitive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they abate
 
he / she / it abates
 
past simple abated
 
-ing form abating
 
 
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to become less strong; to make something less strong The storm showed no signs of abating. They waited for the crowd's fury to abate. abate something Steps are to be taken to abate pollution.
NAmE//əˈbeɪtmənt//
 
noun [uncountable]
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