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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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success of the government's efforts in abating the activities of the 18th Street Gang in Los Angeles were discussed in an article titled "Injunction Quashes L.A.
The aggrieved private person or public official shall be liable for damages for extrajudicially abating the nuisance if: (a) he causes unnecessary injury; or (b) the alleged nuisance is later declared by the courts to be not a real nuisance.
"With energy demand showing no signs of abating and a return of investor confidence in equity markets, the oil, gas and mining sector is likely to remain popular over the coming months."
Nonetheless, to date there is little evidence to suggest that longer-term advances in technology and associated gains in productivity are abating.
State and local officials are often criticized for abating property taxes that local residents and school boards feel are not necessary.
Cooperative research that will be continued or initiated includes studies on condensed matter theory, the evolution of geological processes, abating erosion of the global ecology, energy conservation and nuclear reactor safety.
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94-46 explained how a taxpayer making an electronic funds transfer can establish reasonable cause for abating a failure to deposit penalty under Sec.