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Definition of abate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[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.
noun [uncountable]
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