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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments; Flap the wings wildly or frantically; Moderate or restrain.

Usage examples (37)
  • bate hides and skins
  • Verb (used with object) : unable to bate our enthusiasm. ,setbacks that bated his hopes
  • Henry Sidgwick likes to "bate" - and-switch.
  • It's a called a bate, a shanty settlement. for more
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  • "Bait" is a lure or enticement, "bate" is an alkaline solution used to remove lime in tanning leathers, while "bet" is the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
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