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?
(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.
(of an action or suit) suspended:An abated action does not survive unless there is a successor for the defendant.
the simple past tense and past participle of abate.
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How to use abated in a sentence
Over the summer, when the spread of the coronavirus seemed as if it might be abating, Augusta National officials hoped to be able to allow some sort of crowd on the grounds because fans are that essential to the Masters.Masters golfers won’t see the blooms, but they will really miss hearing the roars | Barry Svrluga | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
If you tell someone, “The noise in your factory is causing a 5 percent decrease in productivity,” that means something to them in terms of making the decision of whether to abate noise.
Elrich warned that if current trends in Maryland do not abate, the state or the county could take stronger action.Maryland governor adds coronavirus restrictions as cases surge across the Washington region | Rebecca Tan, Erin Cox, Patricia Sullivan | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
The feelings would come in waves, gradually abating over the course of an hour.
That pandemic, which abated in just over a year, differed in extreme ways from the coronavirus, making it difficult to compare the government’s responses.
The tizzy over the storyline was already whipped and then abated over in the U.K., where the episode aired months ago.Was Downton Abbey’s Most Shocking Scene Ever Really That Shocking? | Kevin Fallon | January 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The government, which stopped publishing crime statistics years ago, insists that violence has abated.
The giggle fit continues, finally abated with a gratified sigh.Danielle Brooks, Taystee on ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ Is the Breakout Star of the Year | Kevin Fallon | December 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
There are many loose ends surrounding the crime and the bickering, even though somewhat abated, will undoubtedly flare again.Brunello’s King Lear: Gianfranco Soldera Reflects on the Attack on His Wine | Alice Feiring | December 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The rain that had poured down on everyone there for hours had abated.
Whenever I come up against Cupid, experience has taught me to retire deferentially, and wait until the love-fever has abated.The Doctor of Pimlico | William Le Queux
I saw what was coming as soon as the pain caused by the spectacle should have abated and thus ceased to sustain him.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias) | Alexandre Dumas, fils
A great principle had been conceded, and a great injustice materially abated.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
The ground that we have thus far traversed is really one of a remarkable struggle, that has not abated even in our time.A Cursory History of Swearing | Julian Sharman
As it abated a cold breeze sprang up that, striking our clothes, chilled us to the bone.