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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
|Sense 1||bated [BACK TO TOP]|
we watched the daring feats of the acrobats with bated breath
restrained (under restraint)
|Sense 2||bated [BACK TO TOP]|
Diminished or moderated
our bated enthusiasm / his bated hopes
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