- 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 sated
They make a mean (read: strong) iced Americano and both healthy eaters and indulgers will be sated.Gal with a Suitcase
April 18, 2010
I am sated and wearied of luxury; sick of a gilded and glittering existence.A Day's Ride
Charles James Lever
It sated our fear emotion and made, created a love-euphoria.Cogito, Ergo Sum
John Foster West
This is to hasten to be filled with God, to be sated with Him.On Prayer and The Contemplative Life
St. Thomas Aquinas
Vengeance is sated to the full; a path is cut through the enemy.'The Aeneid of Virgil
I suppose there are times when the human craving for sensation is sated.The Right Stuff
- 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 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.