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bated

lessened the force of; with breath drawn in or held: She spoke with bated breath.
Not to be confused with:
baited – lured, enticed: She baited him with a seductive dance.; placed bait on a hook
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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.]
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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
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Translations
أنْفاسٌ مَقْطوعَه
se zatajeným dechem
åndeløst
meî öndina í hálsinum
užgniaužus kvapą
elpu aizturējis
heyecanlasoluğunu tutarak

bated

[ˈbeɪtɪd] ADJ with bated breathsin respirar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bated

[ˈbeɪtɪd] adj
to wait with bated breath → attendre en retenant son souffle
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

bated

adj with bated breathmit angehaltenem Atem
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bated

[ˈbeɪtɪd] adj with bated breathcol fiato sospeso
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

bated

(ˈbeitid) : with bated breath
breathing only slightly, due to anxiety, excitement etc. The crowd watched the rescue of the child with bated breath.
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