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English noun: abatement

1. abatement (event) an interruption in the intensity or amount of something


Synonymshiatus, reprieve, respite, suspension


Broader (hypernym)break, interruption


Narrower (hyponym)defervescence, remission, remittal, subsidence

2. abatement (act) the act of abating


SamplesLaws enforcing noise abatement.


Broader (hypernym)mitigation, moderation


Narrower (hyponym)abatement of a nuisance, nuisance abatement









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