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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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success of the government's efforts in abating the activities of the 18th Street Gang in Los Angeles were discussed in an article titled "Injunction Quashes L.
The development of renewable energy has particular emphasis when abating methane emissions from coal mines and from landfills.
The longer-term advances in technology and accompanying gains in productivity, however, exhibit few signs of abating, and these gains, along with the lower interest rates, should support growth of the economy over time.
The past few years have seen an explosion of computer security threats, and I don't expect to see this tide of trojans, worms, backdoors, and exploits abating in any foreseeable future," said Mark Crist, president and CEO of Diamond Hitts.
Yankee fever is abating, but all eyes are still on the House that Ruth Built.
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Action was taken in light of further declines in economic activity, continued sluggish growth trends in money and credit, and evidence of abating inflationary pressures, including weakness in commodity prices.
In addition, the Bush Administration is liberalizing drilling in the US, and the barriers against connecting natural gas transmission systems in the lower 48 states are abating.
In a prior article, the difficulty in abating penalties was demonstrated by examples of reasons held not to constitute reasonable cause, such as unfamiliarity with the gains tax or reliance on advice of tax professionals.