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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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There is little comfort coming from the analysts with no signs of the boom abating in the short term.
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