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    +1  Views: 597 Answers: 2 Posted: 11 years ago
    jhharlan

    Your topics are home and garden. Could you mean "a bait" as in bug bait?

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    Abate means>>> To put an end to.

    Abate   [uh-beyt] Show IPA verb, a·bat·ed, a·bat·ing.
    verb (used with object)
    1.
    to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc.; lessen; diminish: to abate a tax; to abate one's enthusiasm.
    2.
    Law .
    a.
    to put an end to or suppress (a nuisance).
    b.
    to suspend or extinguish (an action).
    c.
    to annul (a writ).
    3.
    to deduct or subtract: to abate part of the cost.
    4.
    to omit: to abate all mention of names.
    5.
    to remove, as in stone carving, or hammer down, as in metalwork, (a portion of a surface) in order to produce a figure or pattern in low relief.



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