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abatage

[ab-uh-tahzh] /ˌæb əˈtɑʒ/
noun
1.

abattage

or abatage

[ab-uh-tahzh] /ˌæb əˈtɑʒ/
noun
1.
the slaughter of animals, especially the slaughter of diseased animals to prevent the infection of others.
Origin of abattage
< French; see abate, -age
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