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abate

v. to do away with a problem, such as a public or private nuisance or some structure built contrary to public policy. This can include dikes which illegally direct water onto a neighbors property, high volume noise from a rock band or a factory, an improvement constructed in violation of building and safety codes, or seepage from a faulty septic tank. (See: abatement)

abate

(Extinguish), verb abolish, abrogate, annul, cadere, cancel, defeat, destroy, discontinue, dissolve, exterminate, invalidate, nullify, obliterate, put an end to, quash, quell, repeal, rescind, revoke, terminate, void
Associated concepts: abate a bequest, abate a cause of action, abate a debt, abate a devise, abate a legacy, abate an action

abate

(Lessen), verb alleviate, curtail, decline, decrescere, diminish, imminui, lighten, limit, modify, palliate, reduce, relieve, remittere, suppress, temper
Associated concepts: abate a nuisance, abate a tax
See also: abolish, allay, alleviate, assuage, cease, check, commute, curtail, decrease, deduct, diminish, discount, ease, enjoin, give, lapse, lessen, minimize, mitigate, moderate, modify, mollify, obtund, quash, reduce, relax, relieve, remit, restrain, subdue, subside, yield

abate

see ABATEMENT.
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Reclassifying Tarzan as crime fiction, Abate moves to the detection of crime in chapter 4, "'A Sixth Sense Seemed to Tell Her That She Had Encountered Something Unusual': Psychic Sleuthing in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories." Taken on its own, this chapter makes a contribution to studies of detective fiction and draws connections to the contemporary status of criminal parapsychology, but it is less successful as a study of the homicide tradition in fiction, especially because, as Abate observes, most of Nancy's cases do not involve murder (119) and Nancy's ability actually "keeps murder at the periphery of the novels" (121).
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O contrario tambem e valido: em periodos mais frios, as aves tendem a se alimentar mais e se movimentarem menos, retardando o processo de digestao e aumentando o risco de, durante o abate, o papo estar cheio, elevando a contaminacao da carcaca (ASSAYAG JR.
"This is important because the person who can provide the resources to abate can immediately do so," Smith said.
Em cada uma das epocas de abate foram sacrificados quatro animais alimentados com cada uma das racoes e de cada classe de peso, na respectiva fase, totalizando 16 leitoes em cada abate.
The court delegation debated the case under the new arrangement, and decided to abate it.
A wireless communications consultant with a background in electrical and computer engineering, Abate explains engineering principles and methods for current and emerging wireless communications systems, using WiMAX technology as one example, though one he is particularly fond of.
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