Verb: bate beyt
- Moderate or restrain; lessen the force of
"He bated his breath when talking about this affair"; "capable of bating his enthusiasm"
- Flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons
- (chemistry) soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments
"bate hides and skins"
Sounds like: bait
Derived forms: bating, bated, bates
Type of: beat, check, contain, control, curb, douse, dowse, drench, flap, hold, hold in, moderate, soak, sop, souse
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