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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.
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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
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Word Origin

from Malay

sate1

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

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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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