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bate 1

 (bāt)
tr.v. bat·ed, bat·ing, bates
1. To lessen the force or intensity of; moderate: "To his dying day he bated his breath a little when he told the story" (George Eliot). See Usage Note at bait1.
2. To take away; subtract.

[Middle English baten, short for abaten; see abate.]

bate 2

also bait  (bāt)
intr.v. bat·ed, bat·ing, bates also bait·ed or bait·ing or baits
To flap the wings wildly or frantically. Used of a falcon.

[Middle English baten, from Old French batre, to beat; see batter1.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bated - diminished or moderatedbated - diminished or moderated; "our bated enthusiasm"; "his bated hopes"
decreased, reduced - made less in size or amount or degree
Translations
أنْفاسٌ مَقْطوعَه
se zatajeným dechem
åndeløst
meî öndina í hálsinum
užgniaužus kvapą
elpu aizturējis
heyecanlasoluğunu tutarak

bated

[ˈbeɪtɪd] ADJ with bated breathsin respirar

bated

[ˈbeɪtɪd] adj
to wait with bated breath → attendre en retenant son souffle

bated

adj with bated breathmit angehaltenem Atem

bated

[ˈbeɪtɪd] adj with bated breathcol fiato sospeso

bated

(ˈbeitid) : with bated breath
breathing only slightly, due to anxiety, excitement etc. The crowd watched the rescue of the child with bated breath.
References in classic literature ?
Yet he had picked up gossip enough to have it occur to him that the loud-voiced man upon the bench might be the notorious Justice Callahan, about whom the people of Packingtown spoke with bated breath.
It is even true," said the wheelwright, with bated breath.
There they grouped themselves about, in couples and threes, and mumbled in bated voices, and looked timid and homeless and forlorn.
Tom began -- hesitatingly at first, but as he warmed to his subject his words flowed more and more easily; in a little while every sound ceased but his own voice; every eye fixed itself upon him; with parted lips and bated breath the audience hung upon his words, taking no note of time, rapt in the ghastly fascinations of the tale.
Poole disinterred the axe from under a stack of packing straw; the candle was set upon the nearest table to light them to the attack; and they drew near with bated breath to where that patient foot was still going up and down, up and down, in the quiet of the night.