Definition of "abating" []

  • 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)
  • Present participle of abate. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Anesis. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "abating" in a sentence
  • "CNN seems to be crammed full of liberals who have nothing but in abating love for everything their wonderful new president does."
  • "Nor was it at all certain, in any one instance, where this exemplary chastisement overtook him, that the apparent unanimity of the actors went further than the _practical_ conclusion of "abating" the imperial nuisance, or that their indignation had settled upon the same offences."
  • "The Fed stated economic conditions continued to improve and noted that the deterioration in the labor market appears to be "abating," but expects to see a "moderate" recovery for a time as private spending"