- to satisfy (any appetite or desire) fully.
- to fill to excess; surfeit; glut.
Origin of sate1
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- simple past tense and past participle of sit1.
Examples from the Web for sating
Now the hushing of desires is no longer enough, but their sating is demanded.The Ego and His Own
- to satisfy (a desire or appetite) fully
- to supply beyond capacity or desire
- archaic a past tense and past participle of sit
Word Origin and History for sating
"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.