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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.
If there is any violation involving equipment, MSHA is able to immediately shut down the equipment until the violation is abated.
troops now want them to stay until the threat from Iranian-backed militias is abated.
The asking rent for the mixed-use space was $10 per square foot plus $2.41 per square foot in abated property taxes.
Although we have now passed the quarter-century milepost of the AIDS epidemic, the animus toward people with HIV/AIDS has not abated in the United States.
The hardships of living in early 19th-century Massachusetts are graphically depicted, including dentistry with mallet and pliers, harsh winters in which hunger is abated with scrawny game meat, and alcohol is the only relief for physical pain.
"Even when a market has been created and can consume all the tires, we are now saying a fee is still necessary," though he suggests that states that have successfully abated former stockpiles might consider reducing their fees on new tires.
Despite a truce called in May, which led to the confirmation of five controversial judicial nominees, the struggle between Democrats and Republicans over the philosophical direction of the federal judiciary has not abated. The fight centers on President George W.
Meanwhile, the woman in Missouri has stopped drinking tea, and her pains have abated. She has since switched to lemonade.
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.