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.