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abate

[əbāt′]
Etymology: ME, abaten, to beat down
to decrease or reduce in severity or degree.

abate

(ă-bāt′) [Fr. abattre, to beat down]
1. To lessen or decrease.
2. To cease or cause to cease.
abatement (mĕnt)
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