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abated

[ uh-bey-tid ]
/ əˈbeɪ tɪd /
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adjective
lessened or diminished; reduced: Heavily censored and suffering from labor shortages, Japanese filmmaking continued at an abated pace until after World War II.
subjected to a reduction, as of taxes or other charges or costs: Numerous downtown properties have paid no taxes for 18 years; as these abated properties come back onto the tax rolls, what happens?
Law.
  1. (of a nuisance) suppressed or brought to an end:The property owner shall take all reasonable steps to prevent a recurrence of the abated nuisance.
  2. (of an action or suit) suspended:An abated action does not survive unless there is a successor for the defendant.
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