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abatement

[ə′bāt·mənt]
(engineering)
The waste produced in cutting a timber, stone, or metal piece to a desired size and shape.
A decrease in the amount of a substance or other quantity, such as atmospheric pollution.
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Abatement

The removal or reduction of a health risk to an acceptable level from an identified hazardous material, such as those containing lead or asbestos. It includes demolition and removal and protection of the surrounding environment.
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abatement

The wastage of wood when lumber is sawed or planed to size.
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