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sate3

or sa·tay, sa·té

[sah-tey]
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noun
  1. a Southeast Asian, especially Indonesian and Malaysian, dish of marinated, bite-size pieces of meat, skewered, barbecued, and usually served with a peanut-flavored dipping sauce.

Origin of sate3

First recorded in 1930–35, sate is from the Malay word satay, sate
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British Dictionary definitions for satay

satay

satai or sat

noun
  1. barbecued spiced meat cooked on skewers usually made from the stems of coconut leaves

Word Origin

from Malay

sate1

verb (tr)
  1. to satisfy (a desire or appetite) fully
  2. to supply beyond capacity or desire

Word Origin

Old English sadian; related to Old High German satōn; see sad, satiate

sate2

verb
  1. archaic a past tense and past participle of sit
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Word Origin and History for satay

n.

1934, from Malay or Javanese satai.

sate

v.

"to satisfy, surfeit," c.1600, alteration (by influence of Latin satiare "satiate") of Middle English saden "become satiated; satiate," from Old English sadian "to satiate, fill; be sated, get wearied," from Proto-Germanic *sadon "to satisfy, sate," from root *sa- "to satisfy" (see sad (adj.)). Related: Sated; sating.

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