scanted

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Verb[edit]

scanted

  1. simple past tense and past participle of scant

Adjective[edit]

scanted (comparative more scanted, superlative most scanted)

  1. (archaic) Diminished; restricted. [from 16th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.6:
      Subdue desire, and bridle loose delight; / Use scanted diet, and forbeare your fill […].
    • 1662, Henry More, An Antidote Against Atheism, Book II, A Collection of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More, p. 67:
      " [] their generations are neither extinct nor scanted, but are as plentiful as any Creatures on the Land."