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English definition of “abate”
/əˈbeɪt/ verb 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.