abatement (n.) 1
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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