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English definition of “abate”

abate

verb [I] uk   /əˈbeɪt/ formal us  
to become less strong: The storm/wind/rain has started to abate. The fighting in the area shows no sign of abating.
See also
Becoming and making less strong
abatement
noun [U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
Becoming and making less strong
(Definition of abate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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