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English definition of “abate”

abate

verb
 
 
/əˈbeɪt/ formal
[I] if something such as a price or level abates, it goes up more slowly than before, or it goes down: Gains in oil prices are unlikely to abate within the next few months.
[I or T] to become or make something become weaker, lower, less serious, etc.: Inflation is finally showing signs of abating. The mayor plans to abate air pollution in the city by limiting traffic.
(Definition of abate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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