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Definition of Abate

Abate: To lessen or decrease. For example, after a boil is lanced, the pus can drain and the pain and tenderness abate. From the French abbatre, to beat down.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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