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[uhn-uh-bey-tid] /ˌʌn əˈbeɪ tɪd/
with undiminished force, power, or vigor.
Origin of unabated
1605-15; un-1 + abated
Related forms
unabatedly, adverb Unabridged
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  • Debutante festivities continue unabated and there is no sign of any falling off in parties during the coming week.
  • The looting of archaeological treasures continues unabated.
  • unabated greed and a total disregard of anyone else.
  • It's sad that this sham is allowed to continue unabated.
  • The interest in the sale was unabated and the prices obtained were equally as good as those of the previous day.
  • The government's efforts to develop a tourism industry will also go nowhere if violence continues unabated.
  • As long as human population continues unabated growth, no species is safe from extinction.
  • The crowd of spectators was as large as on any former occasion, and the anxiety to obtain admission utterly unabated.
  • But all signs indicate the trend continues unabated.
  • But the movement kept going unabated through the fasting month.
British Dictionary definitions for unabated


without losing any original force or violence; undiminished
Derived Forms
unabatedly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unabated

1610s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of abate.

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