There is little sign, of course, that this behavior is abating.
Unemployment may be abating, but it's still abnormally high.
The drug war shows no signs of abating in Mexico and the appetite for drugs in the United States remains high.
"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.