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Adjective: bated  bey-tid
  1. Diminished or moderated
    "our bated enthusiasm"; "his bated hopes"
Verb: bate  beyt
  1. Moderate or restrain; lessen the force of
    "He bated his breath when talking about this affair"; "capable of bating his enthusiasm"
  2. Flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons
  3. (chemistry) soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments
    "bate hides and skins"

Sounds like: baited

See also: decreased, reduced

Type of: beat, check, contain, control, curb, douse, dowse, drench, flap, hold, hold in, mod [informal], moderate, soak, sop, souse

Encyclopedia: Bated

Bate, Nova Gorica