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tr.v. sat·ed, sat·ing, sates
1. To satisfy (an appetite) fully.
2. To provide (someone) with more than enough; glut.
[Probably alteration of Middle English saden, from Old English sadian; see sā- in Indo-European roots.]
sate 2(sāt, săt)
A past tense of sit.
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1. to satisfy (a desire or appetite) fully
2. to supply beyond capacity or desire
[Old English sadian; related to Old High German satōn; see sad, satiate]
archaic a past tense and past participle of sit
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v.t. sat•ed, sat•ing.
1. to satisfy (an appetite or desire) fully.
2. to fill to excess; surfeit; glut.
[1595–1605; variant of obsolete sade to satiate, Old English sadian (akin to sad), perhaps influenced by satiate]
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Past participle: sated
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|Verb||1.||sate - fill to satisfaction; "I am sated"|
ingest, consume, have, take in, take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
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vt (liter) appetite, desires → stillen (geh), → befriedigen; now that he was sated → nun, da seine Lüste gestillt waren (geh); a nation sated with every luxury → ein Volk von jedem erdenklichen Luxus übersättigt; to sate oneself (with food) → sich sättigen (→ on an +dat) (liter); (sexually) → seine Lust befriedigen
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