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 (sō-tā′, sô-)
tr.v. sau·téed, sau·té·ing, sau·tés
To fry lightly in fat in a shallow open pan.
A dish of food so prepared.

[French, sautéd, from past participle of sauter, to leap, from Old French, from Latin saltāre; see saltation.]
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Noun1.sautéing - cooking in fat or oil in a pan or griddlesauteing - cooking in fat or oil in a pan or griddle
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"