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English definition of “bated”

bated

adjective uk   /ˈbeɪ.tɪd/ us    /-t̬ɪd/
with bated breath C2 in an anxious (= worried and nervous) or excited way: I waited for the results with bated breath.Anxious and worriedExcited, interested and enthusiastic
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