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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bated mean? 

BATED (adjective)
  The adjective BATED has 2 senses:

1. held back
2. diminished or moderated

  Familiarity information: BATED used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BATED (adjective)

Sense 1bated [BACK TO TOP]


Held back

Context example:

we watched the daring feats of the acrobats with bated breath


restrained (under restraint)

Sense 2bated [BACK TO TOP]


Diminished or moderated

Context examples:

our bated enthusiasm / his bated hopes


decreased; reduced (made less in size or amount or degree)

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