1. Verb.  (transitive) To bring down or reduce to a lower state, number, degree or estimation.
  2. Verb.  (intransitive) To diminish in force or intensity.
  3. Verb.  (transitive) To deduct or omit.
  4. Verb.  (transitive) To bar or except.
  5. Verb.  (transitive) To bring someone down physically or mentally.
  6. Verb.  (transitive, legal) To put an end to; to do away with.
  7. Verb.  (intransitive, legal) To be defeated or come to naught.
  8. Verb.  (archaic) To destroy, or level to the ground.
  9. Noun.  (obsolete) abatement. - Sir Thomas Browne.
  10. Noun.  An Italian abbot.

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