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Definition of abatement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

abatement

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//əˈbeɪtmənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈbeɪtmənt//
 
[uncountable] (formal)
 
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the action of making something less strong; the fact of becoming less strong The city spends $9 million a year on air pollution abatement. No cure was possible, despite the abatement of symptoms.