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bate

bate

 
 
pronunciation:
beIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
with bated breath
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bated, bates, bating
definition 1: to moderate or control; restrain.
He could not bate his excitement.
definition 2: to lessen or diminish; abate.
similar words:
abate, lessen
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become less; diminish.
phrase: with bated breath