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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. abator(Noun)

    One who abates a nuisance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abator(noun)

    one who abates a nuisance

  2. Abator(noun)

    a person who, without right, enters into a freehold on the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee


Translations for abator

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

abattoir(noun)

a place where animals are killed for food; a slaughterhouse.

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