1. Moderate or restrain;
    Lessen the force of (synset 202516741)
    "He bated his breath when talking about this affair"; "capable of bating his enthusiasm"
  2. Flap the wings wildly or frantically;
    Used of falcons (synset 202098335)
  3. Soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments (synset 200217227)
    "bate hides and skins"

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