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Noun: abatement  u'beyt-munt
  1. An interruption in the intensity or amount of something
    - suspension, respite, reprieve, hiatus
  2. The act of abating
    "laws enforcing noise abatement"

Derived forms: abatements

Type of: break, interruption, mitigation, moderation

Encyclopedia: Abatement