A December gale had torn at the coast for a full twenty-four hours, and was now starting to abate. THE AMBASSADOR'S WOMEN (1994)But please do try to abate your demands upon our patience in future. KARA KUSH (1994)When it did not abate, she stumbled into the privy chamber. HERE BE DRAGONS (1994)
The rain was steady, and as they rounded a corner alongside the estuary, they saw the fires were beginning to abate. SHADOW OF A DARK QUEEN: BOOK ONE OF THE SERPENTWAR SAGA (1994)
偶尔使用。在柯林斯辞典中， abate 是3万个最常用词之一。
英式英语: abate VERB
If something bad or undesirable abates, it becomes much less strong or severe.
The storms had abated.
abate 的定义—— 柯林斯 英语词典
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