bate is Accepted in TWL Scrabble Dictionary

bate Scrabble score: 6

Meaning of bate

  • minish decrease
  • lower especially in amount or estimation
  • state of violent anger or fear
  • to diminish, also BAYT [v BATED, BATING, BATES]
  • to soak (leather) after liming in an alkaline solution to soften it and remove the lime
  • to reduce the force or intensity of restrain with bated breath
  • (of a hawk) to flutter its wings and attempt to escape in a fit of anger or fear
  • to diminish or subside; abate
  • to lessen or diminish; abate
  • to moderate or restrain
  • take away deduct
  • the solution used
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