Definition of bated adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

bated

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈbeɪt̮əd//
 
 
jump to other results
Idioms
with bated breath(formal)
 
jump to other results
feeling very anxious or excited We waited with bated breath for the winner to be announced.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bated