[ UK /ɐbˈe‍ɪtmənt/ ]
[ US /əˈbeɪtmənt/ ]
  1. an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
  2. the act of abating
    laws enforcing noise abatement
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How To Use abatement In A Sentence

  • This sort of saving can be made whenever marginal abatement costs are not equal.
  • He said the federal government targets only about $150 million a year for lead abatement.
  • Lead abatement has been subject to stringent laws for many years throughout the country.
  • Musicians cynically note the gigantic tax abatements the city offers to high tech firms, as compared with the piddling sums it is willing to invest in its pool of thousands of young artists.
  • With taxes, you know what carbon abatement is going to cost (which industry usually likes, see comment #2 above), but the actual amount of carbon abatement is uncertain (which environmentalists don’t like). Matthew Yglesias » The Strange Persistence of Carbon Tax Advocates
  • My advice would be to hold out for a rent abatement of some sort.
  • It gives people like him a duty to investigate a noise nuisance, and if he finds sufficient evidence, he's obliged to serve a noise abatement notice on the loudmouths responsible, requiring them to belt up.
  • There is no way to "vanquish" them except by means of temporary abatement. The Hurting
  • It is expected to be anchored there for a number of days to await the abatement of unusual southerly headwinds.
  • To a certain extent the seat in the saddle was unfirm, and the strength and poise of the body showed signs of abatement.
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