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Definition of "bated" []

  • Reduced; lowered; restrained; as, to speak with bated breath. (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of bate. (verb)

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Use "bated" in a sentence
  • "We also want capital-and I say this in bated breath and whispered humbleness, for there is not altogether lacking some symptom of that kind here."
  • "You knew about "bated" breath but I doubt you have a source for this."
  • "I can't believe someone actually knows how to spell 'bated' breath."