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  1. abate

    • IPA[əˈbāt]


    • v.
      (of something perceived as hostile, threatening, or negative) become less intense or widespread;cause to become smaller or less intense
    • verb: abate, 3rd person present: abates, gerund or present participle: abating, past tense: abated, past participle: abated

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    • IPA[əˈbeɪt]


    • v.
      (of something unpleasant or severe) become less intense or widespread: the storm suddenly abated

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