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sauté

[ soh-tey, saw- ]
/ soʊˈteɪ, sɔ- /
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adjective
cooked or browned in a pan containing a small quantity of butter, oil, or other fat.
verb (used with object), sau·téed [soh-teyd, saw-], /soʊˈteɪd, sɔ-/, sau·té·ing [soh-tey-ing, saw-]. /soʊˈteɪ ɪŋ, sɔ-/.
to cook in a small amount of fat; pan-fry.
noun
a dish of sautéed food.
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Origin of sauté

1805–15; <French, past participle of sauter to jump (causative: to toss) <Latin saltāre, frequentative of salīre to jump
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British Dictionary definitions for sauté

sauté
/ (ˈsəʊteɪ) /

verb -tés, -téing, -téeing or -téed
to fry (food) quickly in a little fat
noun
a dish of sautéed food, esp meat that is browned and then cooked in a sauce
adjective
sautéed until lightly brownsauté potatoes

Word Origin for sauté

C19: from French: tossed, from sauter to jump, from Latin saltāre to dance, from salīre to spring
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