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[seyt] /seɪt/
verb (used with object), sated, sating.
to satisfy (any appetite or desire) fully.
to fill to excess; surfeit; glut.
Origin of sate1
1595-1605; variant of obsolete sade to satiate, Old English sadian (akin to sad), perhaps influenced by satiate
Can be confused
sate, satiate.
1. satiate, fill. 2. gorge, stuff.


[sat, seyt] /sæt, seɪt/
verb, Archaic.
simple past tense and past participle of sit1 . Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for sated
Contemporary Examples
  • They make a mean (read: strong) iced Americano and both healthy eaters and indulgers will be sated.

Historical Examples
  • Never are sated with sight of my son, all-dearest of figures.

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus Caius Valerius Catullus
  • It sated our fear emotion and made, created a love-euphoria.

    Cogito, Ergo Sum John Foster West
  • When sated with the hideous feast, it returns to the churchyard to renew its visits on the succeeding nights.

    Creed And Deed Felix Adler
  • This is to hasten to be filled with God, to be sated with Him.

  • Do you think vengeance such as mine is to be sated by such paltry revenge as that?

    The Gypsy Queen's Vow May Agnes Fleming
  • Vengeance is sated to the full; a path is cut through the enemy.'

  • For he had not been sated by many tales nor blunted by many books.

    The Bondboy George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • I suppose there are times when the human craving for sensation is sated.

    The Right Stuff Ian Hay
  • But the most of us were sated and weary, with the day's rare experiences, and were glad when the steamer's bell rang "All aboard!"

    Across America James F. Rusling
British Dictionary definitions for sated


verb (transitive)
to satisfy (a desire or appetite) fully
to supply beyond capacity or desire
Word Origin
Old English sadian; related to Old High German satōn; see sad, satiate


/sæt; seɪt/
(archaic) a past tense and past participle of sit
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Word Origin and History for sated



"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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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