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Meaning of Abate

Abate means: To bring down or reduce from a higher to a lower state, number, or degree; to lessen; to diminish; to contract; to moderate; to cut short; as, to abate a demand; to abate pride, zeal, hope.

Meaning of Abate

Abate means: To deduct; to omit; as, to abate something from a price.

Meaning of Abate

Abate means: To blunt.

Meaning of Abate

Abate means: To reduce in estimation; to deprive.

Meaning of Abate

Abate means: To bring entirely down or put an end to; to do away with; as, to abate a nuisance, to abate a writ.

Meaning of Abate

Abate means: To diminish; to reduce. Legacies are liable to be abated entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets.

Meaning of Abate

Abate means: To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates.

Meaning of Abate

Abate means: To be defeated, or come to naught; to fall through; to fail; as, a writ abates.

Meaning of Abate

Abate means: Abatement.

Meaning of Abatement

Abatement means: The act of abating, or the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; removal or putting an end to; as, the abatement of a nuisance is the suppression thereof.

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Meaning of Zoophyta

Zoophyta means: An extensive artificial and heterogeneous group of animals, formerly adopted by many zoologists. It included the c/lenterates, echinoderms, sponges, Bryozoa, Protozoa, etc.

Meaning of Zoophorous

Zoophorous means: The part between the architrave and cornice; the frieze; -- so called from the figures of animals carved upon it.

Meaning of Zoophoric

Zoophoric means: Bearing or supporting the figure of an animal; as, a zoophoric column.

Meaning of Zoophite

Zoophite means: A zoophyte.

Meaning of Zoophily

Zoophily means: Love of animals.

Meaning of Zoophilist

Zoophilist means: A lover of animals.

Meaning of Zoophagous

Zoophagous means: Feeding on animals.

Meaning of Zoophagan

Zoophagan means: A animal that feeds on animal food.

Meaning of Zoophaga

Zoophaga means: An artificial group comprising various carnivorous and insectivorous animals.

Meaning of Zoopathology

Zoopathology means: Animal pathology.

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