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  1. lessened or diminished; reduced: Heavily censored and suffering from labor shortages, Japanese filmmaking continued at an abated pace until after World War II.

  2. 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?

  1. Law.

    • (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.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of abate.

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