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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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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.
Cooperative research that will be continued or initiated includes studies on condensed matter theory, the evolution of geological processes, abating erosion of the global ecology, energy conservation and nuclear reactor safety.
The Tale of Two Markets persists, with the pressure on Retrocession, Marine, Energy and the US property markets showing no sign of abating and potentially worsening as some reinsurers hold back their remaining limited capacity for the 1st July renewals.
A particular focus of the alliance this year will be on identifying and abating major worksite hazards and on improving the information that employers and employees are given to help avoid such incidents.
94-46 explained how a taxpayer making an electronic funds transfer can establish reasonable cause for abating a failure to deposit penalty under Sec.
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.