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Wordnet 3.0


1. diminished or moderated;
- Example: "our bated enthusiasm"
- Example: "his bated hopes"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bate \Bate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bated; p. pr. & vb. n. Bating.] [From abate.] 1. To lessen by retrenching, deducting, or reducing; to abate; to beat down; to lower. [1913 Webster] He must either bate the laborer's wages, or not employ or not pay him. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. To allow by way of abatement or deduction. [1913 Webster] To whom he bates nothing of what he stood upon with the parliament. --South. [1913 Webster] 3. To leave out; to except. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Bate me the king, and, be he flesh and blood, He lies that says it. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 4. To remove. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] About autumn bate the earth from about the roots of olives, and lay them bare. --Holland. [1913 Webster] 5. To deprive of. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] When baseness is exalted, do not bate The place its honor for the person's sake. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bated \Bat"ed\, a. Reduced; lowered; restrained; as, to speak with bated breath. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bated adj 1: diminished or moderated; "our bated enthusiasm"; "his bated hopes"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "bated": abated, ablated, attenuated, belittled, consumed, contracted, curtailed, damped, dampened, dead, deadened, decreased, deflated, diminished, dissipated, dropped, dull, dulled, eroded, fallen, flat, less, lesser, lower, lowered, miniaturized, muffled, muted, reduced, retrenched, scaled-down, shorn, shorter, shrunk, shrunken, smaller, smothered, softened, sordo, stifled, subdued, watered-down, weakened, worn