[ɐbˈe͡ɪtmənt], [ɐbˈe‍ɪtmənt], [ɐ_b_ˈeɪ_t_m_ə_n_t]

Definitions of abatement:

  1.   A decrease; a lessening; a deduction. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  2.   The act of abating; sum deducted from an account. A mark of dishonour in a coat of arms. Overthrow or defeat, as of a writ. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   A reduction; a lessening; the sum abated. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4.   The act of abating: the sum or quantity abated: ( her.) a mark of dishonor on a coat- of- arms. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Quotes for abatement:

  1. Abatement in the hostility of one's enemies must never be thought to signify they have been won over. It only means that one has ceased to constitute a threat. – Quentin Crisp
  2. We have to scrutinize the entire abatement process to ensure the companies that are under consideration for an abatement truly need one, and I don't believe that is being done now. – Vincent Frank

Usage examples for abatement:

  1. “ To judge by the instantaneous composure of her whole appearance, he did produce a temporary abatement of her malady. ” – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. And the Dyaks were hardly likely to permit an abatement of the smoke while it brought no discomfort to themselves. ” – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  3. Even by ten o'clock that night there was no abatement in the volume of rain falling. ” – The High School Boys' Training Hike by H. Irving Hancock
  4. Let us assume that she believes with all her heart that she has been sent into the world for one definite purpose- shall we say to work for the abatement of the smoke nuisance? ” – Windyridge by W. Riley
  5. One o'clock passed, then two and three, but there was no abatement in the danzon. ” – San Cristóbal de la Habana by Joseph Hergesheimer
  6. Nevertheless, he shall have his money without abatement of a penny; here it is, and I beg of you, Herr von Osternau, to transmit it to him." ” – Quicksands by Adolph Streckfuss
  7. In 1823 there was a marked improvement, and the king's speech congratulated the country on 'the gradual abatement of those difficulties under which agriculture has so long suffered. ” – A Short History of English Agriculture by W. H. R. Curtler
  8. There he stood for an hour, disfevered by the limpid liquid tumult, inspirited by the glancing volumes of a force that knows no abatement and is the skiey Alps behind, the great historic citied plains ahead. ” – The Tragic Comedians, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  9. The dusk was closing in, but there was still no abatement of the sounds of battle. ” – Between the Lines by Boyd Cable
  10. So a hireling's year signifies an entire year without abatement – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society

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