Adjective "Bated" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Bated


    Definition:

    1. to moderate or restrain: unable to bate our enthusiasm.

    2. to lessen or diminish; abate: setbacks that bated his hopes. verb (used without object), bated, bating.

    3. to diminish or subside; abate. Idioms

    4. with bated breath, with breath drawn in or held because of anticipation or suspense: We watched with bated breath as the runners approached the finish line.

    Origin:
    bate

    Examples:

    "breaths can be bated."

    "leads can be bated."