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abatementPart of speech: Noun Usage examples "abatement":
- I could give them some abatement then and be a richer man. - "The Landleaguers", Anthony Trollope.
- The clouds above broke somewhat towards morning, but there was no sign of abatement in the tempest. - "The Firm of Girdlestone", Arthur Conan Doyle.
- A newspaper lay open on the table; she read it idly till these words caught her eye: The revolt which has paralyzed the hay harvest on Sir Gerald Malloring's Worcestershire estate and led to the introduction of strike- breakers, shows no sign of abatement. - "The Freelands", John Galsworthy.