Definition of abate

Common misspellings:
  • abote (0.0%)
  • abete (50.0%)
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Examples of usage:
  1. Yet I am by no means sure that this consciousness did in any wise abate the joy - A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner

  2. The storm after above eleven hours' continuance began to abate and by degrees entirely ceased but left us still rolling at the mercy of the waves which carried us at their own pleasure to the south east a vast number of leagues - The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great by Henry Fielding