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Definition of "abates" []

  • Plural form of abate. (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of abate. (verb)

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Use "abates" in a sentence
  • "As soon as he feels that the heat has penetrated, he settles the foot, which is thus very hot, on the loins and spine of the patient, and when he presses down, the pain abates."
  • "While this may seem counterintuitive in the face of continued domestic violence worldwide, it is notable that in those societies or communities where intimate violence is stigmatized and reviled, the violence abates."
  • "The violence continues where it is ignored and abates where it is stigmatized."