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Definition of abate:

(v) : to bring down or reduce to a lower state, number, degree or estimation; to lessen; to diminish; to contract; to moderate; to cut short; to bring down (a person) physically or mentally; to humble; to depress
"legacies are liable to be abated entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets."
(n) : abatement. - Sir T. Browne; an Italian abbot
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Definition of abate:

(v) : to bring down or reduce to a lower state, number, degree or estimation; to lessen; to diminish; to contract; to moderate; to cut short; to bring down (a person) physically or mentally; to humble; to depress
"legacies are liable to be abated entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets."
(n) : abatement. - Sir T. Browne; an Italian abbot

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