abatement

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abate·ment

noun \ə-ˈbāt-mənt\

Definition of ABATEMENT

1
:  the act or process of abating :  the state of being abated
2
:  an amount abated; especially :  a deduction from the full amount of a tax

Examples of ABATEMENT

  1. <entitled to a tax abatement for child care expenses>
  2. <there's been a significant abatement in noise from the floor above since the upstairs neighbors installed carpets>

First Known Use of ABATEMENT

14th century

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