bate (v.)
lose weight, diminish in size
1H4 III.iii.2[Falstaff to Bardolph] Do I not bate?
MV III.iii.32[Antonio to Solanio] These griefs and losses have so bated me / That I shall hardly spare a pound of flesh [also: deject, depress]
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