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to bring down or reduce to a lower state
to bring down a person physically or mentally
to decrease or become less in strength
to deduct, to omit
to bar, to except
obsolete: to bring entirely down or put an end to
to be defeated
(transitive) To bring down or reduce to a lower state, number, degree or estimation.
(intransitive) To diminish in force or intensity.
(transitive) To deduct or omit.
(transitive) To bar or except.
(transitive) To bring someone down physically or mentally.
(transitive, law) To put an end to; to do away with.
(intransitive, law) To be defeated or come to naught.
(archaic) To destroy, or level to the ground
(obsolete) abatement. - Sir Thomas Browne
An Italian abbot.