What does bated mean?

bated meaning in General Dictionary

Reduced lowered restrained concerning speak with bated breath

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  • reduced or moderated
  • of Bate
  • decreased; decreased; restrained; since, to consult bated breathing.

bated meaning in General Dictionary

(imp. & p. p.) of Bate

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  • (a.) decreased; lowered; restrained; since, to talk to bated air.

Sentence Examples with the word bated

The words forced themselves out of her mouth and she gazed up at him with bated breath.

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