Definition of "abated" []

  • To make or become less in amount, intensity, degree, etc (verb)
  • To remove, suppress, or terminate (a nuisance) (verb)
  • To suspend or extinguish (a claim or action) (verb)
  • To annul (a writ) (verb)
  • (of a writ, legal action, etc) to become null and void (verb)
  • To subtract or deduct, as part of a price (verb)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of abate. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "abated" in a sentence
  • "The world waited with baited breath (or is that bated breath, as in abated?) for the results of Northampton County judicial and county elections."
  • "The rain abated in the afternoon and the course drained well enough to resume play at 4 p.m."
  • "Afterwards, as my pain abated, I began to be haunted by occasional memories of something pleasant that had crossed my dreary life; visions of a brave, bright young face, ready alike to battle with and enjoy the world."