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abatement


abatement

noun

Definition of ABATEMENT

1
something that is or may be subtracted <entitled to a tax abatement for child care expenses>
2
the amount by which something is lessened <there's been a significant abatement in noise from the floor above since the upstairs neighbors installed carpets>

February 27, 2015
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