Is it possible to have multiple files to tell emacs reads abbrevs? In other words I would like that emacs reads abbrevs from files A and B, but write abbrevs only in A.

Is it possible?

(setq abbrev-file-name "~/.emacs.d/abbrev_defs")  

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An abbrev file contains regular Lisp code and is evaluated using load. Therefore all you need to do is to add (load B) (with B being the full path to file B) to your init file wherever appropriate.

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