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  1. not abated; undiminished; unlessened.
  2. Archaic. not blunted, as a lance or fencer's foil.
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Origin of unbated

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-1 + bate1 + -ed2
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Examples from the Web for unbated

Historical Examples

  • This unbated continuity suggests the past as well as the future.

    Friends in Council

    Arthur Helps

  • It was a blessed interlude, too; there was so much to whistle about with unbated breath.

  • Your lady keeps full face, unbated roundness, cheerful aspect.

  • He had the faculty of mixing bad and good argument, which is far more effective with mixed audiences than unbated logic.

British Dictionary definitions for unbated


  1. a less common spelling of unabated
  2. archaic (of a sword, lance, etc) not covered with a protective button
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