abated

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

abated

  1. simple past tense and past participle of abate

Adjective[edit]

abated

  1. (decorative arts) Lowered, beaten down, or cut away, as the background of an ornamental pattern in relief. Used specifically of stone-cutting; also of metal when the pattern or inscription is to show bright on dark, and the ground is therefore worked out with the graving-tool and left rough or hatched in lines.

References[edit]

  • 1889 Century Dictionary, volume 1 page 5

References[edit]

  • abated in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • abated at OneLook Dictionary Search