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a·bate·ment

abatement

 
pronunciation:
beIt mnt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of lessening or reducing, or the condition of being lessened or reduced.
They stayed in their cellar until the abatement of the storm.The shelling of the city continued without abatement.
similar words:
decrease, letup, moderation
definition 2: the ending or suppression of a lawsuit, a nuisance, or the like.