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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.
Translations of “abate”
in Spanish disminuir, amainar…
in French diminuer…
in German nachlassen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 減少, 減弱, 減輕…
in Russian уменьшаться, ослабевать, утихать…
in Turkish zayıf düşmek, güçsüzleşmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 减少, 减弱, 减轻…
in Polish słabnąć…
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