• WordNet 3.6
    • adj abatable capable of being abated
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Abatable ȧ*bāt"ȧ*b'l Capable of being abated; as, an abatable writ or nuisance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • abatable Capable of being abated: as, an abatable writ or nuisance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Abatable capable of being abated
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  • Joseph Addison
    “Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. abatre, to beat down—L. ab, from, and batĕre, popular form of batuĕre, to beat: conn. with Beat.


In literature:

It has otherwise no chance to abate.
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
After thirty or forty inspirations the symptoms will be found to abate.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
As the comet recedes, the disturbing influence of Mercury rapidly abates, and ere long becomes insensible.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
The Citizen would not abate an inch.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
M. M. The art of curing these eruptions consists, first, in abating the inflammation, and consequent secretion of a noxious material.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
But prejudice has abated, and confidence in us has increased since the war.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Before we speak of the pleas in bar, it will be proper to dispose of the questions which have arisen on the plea in abatement.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
The clouds had broken up much now, but the wind had in no way abated.
"A Chapter of Adventures" by G. A. Henty
The noise without showed no abatement.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick

In poetry:

I know that I shall die;
But wherefore should I sigh?
Did sighing e'er abate
Inevitable fate?
"Of Death And Life" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
No sorrow can them now annoy,
Nor weakness, grief or pain;
No faintness can abate their joy,
They now in life do reign.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
Like a bridegroom the sun
Dons his robe that is spun
Of light,
Which from Thee emanated
Yet in no wise abated
Thy light.
"The Sun" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
JURY. We would be fairly acting,
But this is most distracting!
If, when in liquor he would kick her,
That is an abatement.
"Trial" by William Schwenck Gilbert
There's also a power of repulsion
That breathes with abated breath,
Whose presence is best betokened
By ominous signs of death.
"The Desirable Undefined" by Jared Barhite
While I—-to the shape, I too
Feel my soul dilate
Nor a whit abate,
And relax not a gesture due,
As I see my belief come true.
"Mesmerism" by Robert Browning

In news:

East Bay (CA) Municipal Utility District, will accept bids April 27 for painting, lead abatement and related work on the Mokelumne Aqueducts —a project estimated at $6 million to $8 million.
Deadly pollution temporarily abates, but sources of crisis remain unaddressed.
An Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial may someday arise from the ashes of an excruciating legal fight that's estranged one-time allies and shows no sign of abating.
The trial of her son regarding her will has been going on for seventeen weeks, has generated close to 15,000 pages of testimony — and shows no signs of abating.
Vigilance against Islamic terror abroad, at home , must not abate.
Vigilance against Islamic terror abroad, at home, must not abate.
Gary Dell'Abate looks at the Blackberry Bold , and how fun the business-oriented gadget can be.
BEDFORD — ABATE Boogie -goers were not the only motorcyclists in the area the past few days.
President Charles Eckstine said that he hopes the implementation of the tax abatement program attracts "investors willing to come in" to "bring (properties) back to viable economic life.
Nearly 100 police officers are among 4,100 people killed this year in violence on Sao Paulo's outskirts, which had abated.
Bikers' 29th annual ABATE Toy Run for VOA.
Mitt Romney's lead in New Hampshire has been huge for the entire GOP presidential race, and it is showing no signs of abating.
This has been a growing trend in recent years and shows no signs of abating.
North Haven Residents Call for Tick Abatement.
Mary Beth Abate, December 28, 2011.

In science:

The results suggest that a coordination mechanism allowing for transfer payments between self-interested parties can provide a promising means for increasing abatement of debris generation.
Model of an International Environmental Agreement among Asymmetric Nations applied to Debris Mitigation
The results suggest that, in a debris IEA where benefits are effectively additive in the regime of interest, active “freeriding” in the sense of a counter-productive decrease of non-members abatement to offset an increase in members’ abatement may not be a problem.
Model of an International Environmental Agreement among Asymmetric Nations applied to Debris Mitigation
Abate, Iteration theory of holomorphic maps on taut manifolds, Mediterranean, Rende, 1989. M.
Loewner Theory in annulus I: evolution families and differential equations
Indeed, concerns over pollution have forced governmental, environmental, and regulatory agencies to start implementing emissions abatement procedures at certain airports, such as La Guardia .
Environmental benefits of enhanced surveillance technology on airport departure operations
Abate, Iteration theory of holomorphic maps on taut manifolds, Mediterranean, Rende, 1989. M.
Loewner Theory in annulus II: Loewner chains