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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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A person aggrieved by a public nuisance may: (a) file a criminal case based on the Revised Penal Code or any local ordinance; (b) institute a civil action; or (c) have said nuisance summarily abated by a public official.
Reserve Bank of Australia governor, Glenn Stevens, said, 'Global growth is forecast to be a little below average for a time, but the downside risks appear to have abated, for the moment at least.
The opposition to Mark The Man will come from the Michael O'Brien-trained Forget The Past, who will be on a hat-trick after wins at Limerick and Punchestown, the Dessie Hughes-trained Mutineer, Tiger Cry, whom Arthur Moore has also entered for a beginners' chase on Saturday, and Gayle Abated.
It is also possible that the factor that triggered each episode reverted to normal when symptoms abated.
The officer recommended that the assessment be abated, but his supervisor rejected this recommendation.
However, in this instance, Clark had filed a timely petition to have the interest abated.
People getting 80 milligrams of zinc a day reported their overall cold symptoms abated in less than 5 days, compared with 8 days on average for the group getting placebos, says study coauthor Pranatharthl H.
As in other reported cases in Europe, no morulae suggestive of Ehrlichia infection in the acute phase were visible, the clinical manifestations were moderate, and the fever abated quickly with treatment.
With the farm crisis on the Prairies far from abated, the Diocese of Brandon is pushing ahead with plans to help farmers cope.
Despite indications of persisting pressures on employment costs associated with tight labor markets, price inflation abated further, primarily as a consequence of large declines in energy prices.
When the taxpayer requested that the penalty be abated under the reasonable cause exception, the IRS agent responded, as follows:
Now that controversy over the so-called "window of vulnerability" of American ICBMs has abated, defense experts are focusing increasingly on command structure as the real Achilles heel of strategic forces.