- (Often in legal use) the ending, reduction, or lessening of something: noise abatement an abatement in the purchase priceMore example sentences
- A single case of noise-induced hearing loss might be the trigger for intensified noise abatement.
- But victims complain that it takes a long time to obtain a noise abatement notice requiring their neighbours to turn down the volume.
- The pub was served with the noise abatement order after a resident of a neighbouring housing development complained to the council.
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French, from Old French abatre 'fell, put an end to' (see abate).