abatement (n.)
lessening, decrease, diminution
Ham IV.vii.119[Claudius to Laertes] That we would do / We should do when we would. For this 'would' changes, / And hath abatements and delays
KL I.iv.59[Third Knight to Lear] There's a great abatement of kindness appears
TN I.i.13[Orsino to all, of love] naught enters there, ... / But falls into abatement and low price
TNK I.i.225[Theseus to Pirithous, of the feast] Make no abatement
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