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abate

[ə′bāt]
(engineering)
To remove material, for example, in carving stone.
In metalwork, to excise or beat down the surface in order to create a pattern or figure in low relief.

abate

1. To remove material, as in stone carving.
2. In metalwork, to cut away or beat down so as to show a pattern or figure in low relief.
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Wind abating, seas still terrific, but feel them less, as ship is steadier.
The gale still held on, however, and we saw no signs of its abating.
As they entered the long dining-room it was obvious that the day was still Sunday, although the mood was slightly abating.
The shot ploughed a deep and painful furrow in the lion's side, arousing all the bestial fury of the little brain; but abating not a whit the power and vigor of the great body.
Was the ship still riding there upon the waters of the Ugambi, or had the ape-man at last persuaded himself of the safety of venturing forth into the abating storm?
But for all the dangers and vicissitudes they underwent, she and her crew might have borne charmed lives up to within an hour of the abating of the hurricane.
Up went the great bull whip, and without abating his speed a particle the man leaped into the midst of the wicked blades that menaced him.
Never abating his caution, he stood erect and went on to the stone wall, over which he climbed and dropped down to the road outside.
Whatever her reflections may be her symptoms are visibly abating.