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abate

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
abate

Third-person singular
abates

Past tense
abated

Past participle
abated

Present participle
abating

  1. When something abates, it grows less.
    The storm abated.
  2. To abate something means to make it less or put an end to it.
    The medicine abated his pain.