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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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There is little comfort coming from the analysts with no signs of the boom abating in the short term.
For abating interest, the Service must have contacted the taxpayer about the deficiency and no significant aspect of any error or delay can be attributable to the taxpayer or a related party (as defined in Sec.
Furthermore, assuming there are First Amendment associational interests implicated by the criminal street gang injunction, such interests arguably are outweighed by the compelling interests of the government in abating the ongoing nuisance created by the gang's conduct.
Also, such person must comply with the requisites for abating a public nuisance, so that the private nuisance may be summarily abated.
Trichet stated that lawmakers in Europe need to consider strengthening central control of economic policy if the financial crisis does not show any signs of abating.
And there's nothing to suggest the upside pressure on rates is abating," Davis said.
The rush of energy firms listing on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) shows no sign of abating, according to a new report.
No home comfort for buyers - First-time buyers are being priced out of the housing market by rocketing prices which show no sign of abating.