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abatement

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noun abate·ment \ə-ˈbāt-mənt\

Definition of abatement

  1. 1 :  the act or process of abating :  the state of being abated

  2. 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>



14th Century

First Known Use of abatement

14th century

Rhymes with abatement




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