A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-beyt]
    • /əˈbeɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-beyt]
    • /əˈbeɪt/

Definitions of abator word

  • noun abator a person who effects an abatement 3
  • verb with object abator to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc.; lessen; diminish: to abate a tax; to abate one's enthusiasm. 1
  • verb with object abator Law. to put an end to or suppress (a nuisance). to suspend or extinguish (an action). to annul (a writ). 1
  • verb with object abator to deduct or subtract: to abate part of the cost. 1
  • verb with object abator to omit: to abate all mention of names. 1
  • verb with object abator to remove, as in stone carving, or hammer down, as in metalwork, (a portion of a surface) in order to produce a figure or pattern in low relief. 1

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Origin of abator

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English < Middle French abatre to beat down, equivalent to a- a-5 + batre < Late Latin batere for Latin battuere to beat; a- perhaps also understood as a-3

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abator popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

abator usage trend in Literature

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