Adjective "Abated" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Abated


    Definition:

    1. to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc.; lessen; diminish: to abate a tax; to abate one's enthusiasm.

    2. Law. to put an end to or suppress (a nuisance). to suspend or extinguish (an action). to annul (a writ).

    3. to deduct or subtract: to abate part of the cost.

    4. to omit: to abate all mention of names.

    5. to remove, as in stone carving, or hammer down, as in metalwork, (a portion of a surface) in order to produce a figure or patt

    Origin:
    abate

    Examples:

    "backs can be abated."

    "assurances can be abated."