SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object), sat·ed, sat·ing. to satisfy (any appetite or desire) fully. to fill to excess; surfeit; glut. Origin of sate 1 1595–1605;
variant of obsolete
Old English sadian
), perhaps influenced by
satiate verb . Archaic simple past tense and past participle of sit. 1
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Examples from the Web for sating Historical Examples of sating British Dictionary definitions for sating verb (tr) to satisfy (a desire or appetite) fully to supply beyond capacity or desire Word Origin for sate
sadian; related to Old High German satōn; see sad, satiate verb archaic a past tense and past participle of sit
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Word Origin and History for sating 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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