That modern science has repeatedly affirmed their findings does little to abate the continuing doubt.
Perhaps, under different circumstances, with other kinds of modern Jewish women, their anger might start to abate.
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"put an end to" (c.1300); "to grow less, diminish in power or influence" (early 14c.), from Old French abattre "beat down, cast down," from Vulgar Latin *abbatere, from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + battuere "to beat" (see batter (v.)). Secondary sense of "to fell, slaughter" is in abatis and abattoir. Related: Abated; abating.