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meanings of abate
- To cut away or hammer down, in such a way as to leave a figure in relief, as a sculpture, or in metalwork.
- To enter a tenement without permission after the owner has died and before the heir takes possession.
- To become null and void.
- To be humbled; to be brought down physically or mentally.
- To reduce in amount, size, or value. <ref name = Chambers>Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 , →ISBN), page 2</ref>.
- To moderate; to lessen in force, intensity, to subside.
- To deduct or omit.
- To dull the edge or point of; to blunt.
- To nullify; make void.
- To decrease in size, value, or amount. <ref name = Chambers/>.
- To destroy, or level to the ground.
- To put an end to; to cause to cease.
- To curtail; to deprive.
- To bar or except.
- To humble; to lower in status; to bring someone down physically or mentally.
- To decrease in intensity or force; to subside.
- An Italian abbot, or other member of the clergy.