1. the act of giving something up
2. withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
- his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless
3. the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
Sentences with abandonment as a noun:
- Since he left her, she's suing him for divorce on grounds of abandonment.
- High-profile abandonments are harder to infiltrate for urban explorers due to their heightened security.