Definitions for abater

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•bateəˈbeɪt(v.)a•bat•ed, a•bat•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc.; lessen; diminish:

    to abate a tax; to abate one's enthusiasm.

  2. Law. to stop or suppress (an action, nuisance, etc.). to annul (a writ).

    Category: Law

  3. to deduct or subtract:

    to abate part of the price.

  4. (v.i.)to diminish in intensity, violence, amount, etc.:

    The storm has abated.

  5. Law. to end; become null and void.

    Category: Law

Origin of abate:

1300–50; ME < MF abatre to beat down =a-a -5+batre < LL batere, for L battuere to beat

a•bat′er(n.)

a•ba′tor(n.)

Wiktionary

  1. abater(Noun)

    One who, or that which, abates.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abater(noun)

    one who, or that which, abates


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

slaughter(verb)

to kill (animals) for food

Thousands of cattle are slaughtered here every year.

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