HyperDic: abatement

English > 2 senses of the word abatement:
NOUNeventabatement, suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatusan interruption in the intensity or amount of something
actabatementthe act of abating
abatement > pronunciation
Soundsahbey'tmahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > abatement: 2 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn interruption in the intensity or amount of something.
Synonymssuspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus
Narrowerdefervescenceabatement of a fever as indicated by a reduction in body temperature
remission, remittal, subsidenceAn abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)
Broaderinterruption, breakSome abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
Spanishrespiro, suspensión
Catalanrespir, suspensió
Verbsabatebecome less in amount or intensity
English > abatement: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of abating.
Example"laws enforcing noise abatement"
Narrowerabatement of a nuisance, nuisance abatement(law) the removal or termination or destruction of something that has been found to be a nuisance
Broadermoderation, mitigationThe action of lessening in severity or intensity
Spanishdebilitamiento, disminución, merma, reducción
Catalandisminució, reducció

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