Definition Of abate


(of something perceived as hostile, threatening, or negative) become less intense or widespread.

the storm suddenly abated

Example Of abate

  • A distinction is drawn between Abatement Notices which require works to be done and those which merely require the recipient to abate the identified nuisance.

  • As the economic recession abated , its relevance receded in popular culture.

  • But victims complain that it takes a long time to obtain a noise abatement notice requiring their neighbours to turn down the volume.

  • During the mid section of the morning I was able to abate my longing for biscuits by eating a slice of homemade fruit cake (courtesy of Welsh Dad Tony).

  • Fat not only abates hunger and satiates, but also is an important endurance exercise fuel.

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