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verb (used with object), sat·ed, sat·ing.
  1. to satisfy (any appetite or desire) fully.
  2. to fill to excess; surfeit; glut.
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Origin of sate1

1595–1605; variant of obsolete sade to satiate, Old English sadian (akin to sad), perhaps influenced by satiate
Can be confusedsate satiate



[sat, seyt]
verb Archaic.
  1. simple past tense and past participle of sit1.
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Related Words

satiate, gratify, satisfy, gorge, glut, stuff, surfeit, cloy, overfill

Examples from the Web for sating

Historical Examples

  • Now the hushing of desires is no longer enough, but their sating is demanded.

    The Ego and His Own

    Max Stirner

British Dictionary definitions for sating


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


  1. archaic a past tense and past participle of sit
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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.

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