Etymology
Advertisement

abatement (n.)

"act or state of being decreased or mitigated" in some way, mid-14c., from Old French abatement "overthrowing; reduction," from abatre "strike down; reduce" (see abate). Now mostly in the legal sense "destruction or removal of a nuisance, etc." (1520s).

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of abatement

abatement (n.)
an interruption in the intensity or amount of something;
abatement (n.)
the act of abating;
laws enforcing noise abatement
From wordnet.princeton.edu