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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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In chapter 3, "'Swarthy, Sun-Tanned, Villainous Looking Fellows': Tarzan of the Apes and Criminal Anthropology," Abate situates Tarzan's prowess as a killer of humans and animals alike within Cesare Lombroso's Criminal Man and the emerging field of criminal anthropology.
Literary violence gets a lot more attention now than in the past, partly because of changing child-rearing practices and the desire to protect children from the evils of the world, Abate maintains.
But Abate said she was surprised at how long her list grew as she thought about it.
A police raid discovered 13 people - including a drunk Abate - drinking after hours.
ALL THAT JAZZ: Left, Alan Barnes, right, Greg Abate, and inset bottom right, Simon Spillett.
Abate is expecting England's main threat to come from Wayne Rooney, who scored the winner in Tuesday's victory over Ukraine on his return from a two-match ban.
O contrario tambem e valido: em periodos mais frios, as aves tendem a se alimentar mais e se movimentarem menos, retardando o processo de digestao e aumentando o risco de, durante o abate, o papo estar cheio, elevando a contaminacao da carcaca (ASSAYAG JR.
Em cada uma das epocas de abate foram sacrificados quatro animais alimentados com cada uma das racoes e de cada classe de peso, na respectiva fase, totalizando 16 leitoes em cada abate.
This is important because the person who can provide the resources to abate can immediately do so," Smith said.
One was a music reviewer, but Rhode Island-based jazz troubadour Greg Abate didn't know that.
ANKARA, Jul 10, 2009 (TUR) -- The highest legal body of Turkey decided to abate the closure case, which was filed against the ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party seven years ago on the ground of failing to respond to court warnings.